Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you may be able to find the answers you are looking for.

What do the different levels mean? 

A simple way to think about it is this: Split the categories into two, community service and service-learning. Each student needs to complete activities from both categories to fulfill graduation requirements: three community service opportunities, and two service-learning.

Some examples from each include the following:

Community Service—minimum of three hours each

  • Campus-wide community service days
  • Weekly outreach ministries—go to: southern.edu/serve

  • Approved Student Organization activities (Example: Biology Club helps a local pet rescue organization called P.A.L.S.)

Service-Learning—two experiences needed.

  • uQuest Mission Trip (These are mission trips facilitated by the Campus Ministries Department.)

  • Student Initiated Project—this option allows students to tailor a project that combines knowledge learned in the classroom along with something that they enjoy doing. For example: Students from the Culinary Arts program teamed up and provided a cooking demonstration and food-related activity for the Westside Community.

  • Service-Learning Classes