Policies and Procedures
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?" Community Service Programs believes that if everyone lived their lives with Dr. King's mantra in mind, justice, peace and prosperity would abound.
Definition of Service: "Service" means performing an action, without compensation, that benefits a needy community or helps address a societal problem. Examples include: clearing invasive plants from stream or park, delivering groceries to elderly individuals with limited mobility, updating a public school's computer software, or assisting a recreation center with its after-school programs.
CSP urges you to conduct a thoughtful and thorough search with the goal of finding an entity that offers projects which are meaningful to you and your group, logistically reasonable, and have measurable outcomes.
Before choosing an entity (i.e., school, non-profit or charity) to serve ask:
♦ is the entity's mission one a majority of our members will believe is important?
♦ do the entity's projects serve a purpose?
♦ are the projects well-explained, well-planned and accessible?
♦ will our student members learn something from the experience?
See the Student Organization Requirement tab for specific information regarding what your organization or club must do to fulfill the University's service requirement.