Quick Facts for Academic Year 2015-2016

By the Numbers: 

  • 72,386 total hours of service
  • 41,077 hours from undergraduate students
  • 16,194 hours from graduate students
  • 2,560 hours from faculty
  • 12,555 hours from service learning courses

Service Immersion Programs

Jump Start: New Student Orientation for Community Outreach (NSOCO)

  • Seven sites, eleven freshman participants, five day program
  • Increased intentional methods for building group identity, by organizing gatherings and service opportunities through out the year.
  • Began the transition into a Service, Leadership, and Sustainability pre-orientation program (SLS).

MLK Day of Service: Into the Streets

  • 9 service sites
  • 180 students served
  • 540 hours during 2016 Into the Streets

Service Learning Courses

  • 4 designated service learning courses
  • 8 classes which incorporate service 
  • 273 students
  • 12,555 hours of service
  • 7 disciplines; Exercise Science, Psychology, Interdisciplinary, Rhetoric, Religion, Sociology, English Language/American Studies

Student Organizational Support

  • Sexual Assault Response Allies (SARA): Group of trained volunteers who provide support for survivors of sexual assault and their allies.
  • Best Buddies: International college based volunteer program designed to promote one-to-one friendships between college students and people with developmental disabilities.
  • Environmental (ECOS); ECOS aims to foster environmental awareness, continued environmental education, and environmental career opportunities. 
  • Burning Bright: Provides opportunities to volunteer with children with serious illnesses, such as service at hospital, fundraisers, organizational events, and specialized camps. 

Recognition and Awards

  • 3 students were selected as Community Engagement Scholars in November of 2015