The Christian Service Program requires students to serve in two main categories:
community service and service-learning.
How many hours of Community Service do I need to graduate?
Every student must complete 3 organized and pre-approved community service activities with a minimum of 3 hours each or 1 hour installments cumulative toward the required 3. Transferring sophomores need to complete two activities. Transferring juniors or seniors, and associate graduates need to complete one.
Every student must earn 2 Service-Learning Credits such as those included in (SERV-2) designated courses, short term mission trips or approved student initiated projects (15 hours minimum each). Transferring sophomores need to complete two. Transferring juniors or seniors, and associate graduates need to complete one. Each Service-Learning class and opportunity counts as 1 Service-Learning Credit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Service-Learning courses for the current and upcoming semester may be viewed on the Academics Course Schedule page. (Under Filter Options, filter by General Education Requirements and scroll down to SERV2 Christian Service)
We are grateful for your service. All community service must be pre-approved by the Christian Service Program in order to count toward graduation requirements. Please reach out to us with any questions.
Please visit southern.edu/serve to view community service opportunities.
The Christian Service Office is in the Bietz Center for Student Life, Suite 2602, across from the top of the slide. You may also schedule an appointment to meet with us.