On/Off Campus Service Initiatives
Here you will find information on upcoming days of service, campus events centered on community service, and local events featured by community partners that we work with. Here is a small sampling of community service events, and how to get connected.
- Reflection Training
The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement organizes reflection training for student organizations and student leaders looking to increase their knowledge of guided reflection as well as how they can gain a better understanding of the role they play in the community through service to others.
Service365 is a reflection reception planned by the Service in Action committee and is meant to give students and local community affiliates a chance to reflect on their experiences throughout the year as well as how that has impacted their experience at NSU and what it means to be a Shark through service to our local community.
- SERV Hours
The SERV Hour program is the official means of documenting student service hours for clubs and organizations as well as individual students. A SERV hour is defined as: “Active participation in service addressing needs of the community through face-to-face and/or hands on volunteering that addresses a specific social need” and is tracked through the Student Leadership and Civic Engagement office.
In the 2013-2014 academic year, NSU students logged over 12,000 hours of community service which equates to an over $227,000 economic impact. This year, our goal is 15,000 hours which would equate to an over $318,000 economic impact according to data compiled by the Points of Light Foundation as well as Independent Sector. For more information on how economic impact is measured, please visit the Independent Sector Web site here.
- Volunteer Fair
Twice a year, the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement hosts a Volunteer Fair which is designed to give community affiliates and agencies a chance to interact with students and to share opportunities for them to get engaged in the local area and make a difference. For the 2014-2015 academic year, our Volunteer Fairs took place on September 10 and January 28.
More information on the 2015-2016 academic year Volunteer Fairs will be forthcoming.