The University of Charleston encourages students to perform community service hours and complete service projects during each academic year they are in attendance. Community service opportunities and placements are coordinated by the Office of Student Life. The Office of Student Life is responsible for tracking and reporting community service hours performed by individuals and organizations. All University of Charleston students are encouraged to complete their service projects and hours in the Charleston area, in their home towns, local communities, even outside the country.
Many students have questions about what counts as community service. If any hours are questionable, please contact the Office of Student Life for clarification. Please follow these guidelines in regards to community service hours. The following are examples of what can count as community service:
The following are examples of what is NOT counted as community service:
All University of Charleston community service hours are to be documented through the community service database which is maintained by the Office of Student Life.
Student organizations representing the University of Charleston must abide by the following guidelines: