Community Service (CMSV 100) is required of all students to graduate. Options for completion are available each semester, including in the summer.
To enroll in the summer session, students:
- Must register for CMSV 100-01 for Term 5 by coming to the Susan Hirt Hagen Center once they are eligible to register for summer/fall.
- Must attend a special orientation after registering.
The intent of the requirement is to have students serve within the Springfield/Clark County community, and primarily with one of the partner sites listed on the Community Service Opportunities List. If a student wants to pursue a service experience that is not on the Opportunities List, then they must fill out a self-designed proposal. When reviewing the proposal, the Director of Community Service will consider if a similar opportunity can be offered in the local community, if the service meets the guidelines for CMSV 100, and if the experience allows the student to achieve the desired outcomes of CMSV 100.
The deadline for submission of any self-designed proposals for summer community service is on or around June 9, or prior to starting the service, whichever comes first.
Guidelines for Completion
- Although students register for Term 5, they have between May and Aug. 20 to complete their service hours.
- Summer registration for CMSV 100-01 carries the presumption that the student will be enrolling in the Fall 2017 semester since completion requires attending a mandatory reflection session from 5 p.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 22, in 105 Shouvlin (students will also turn in all necessary paperwork for the course at this time).
- When Term 5 ends, students will receive a NR (no report) grade for CMSV 100, which will be changed to a satisfactory grade once all requirements of CMSV 100 are successfully completed.
- There is no fee to register for CMSV 100 since the course is 0-credit.
- The add deadline for CMSV 100-01 is Friday, May 19. The last day to drop with a W grade is Friday, June 23.
Service-Immersion (SI) Experiences
Participation in an SI experience during break times must be sponsored by a Wittenberg organization/department. For an immersion experience to count for CMSV 100, it must also offer participants an engagement experience in the local community. (This experience is coordinated by Community Service and the leader of the SI experience, is a minimum of 3 hours, and in most cases should be completed prior to the trip).
Questions? Contact the Office of Community Service, Hagen Center, 723 N. Fountain Ave, 937-327-7523 or Kristen Collier, Director of Community Service, at firstname.lastname@example.org.