Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between volunteerism, co-curricular service-learning, and academic service-learning?


Volunteerism - Students participate in meaningful service to their communities without a tie to a curriculum or program that involves reflection.  Learning may not be recognized until years later.  Learning may result from a combination of service experiences.

 

Co-Curricular Service-Learning - A form of experiential education in which students participate in meaningful service to their communities while engaging in some sort of reflection related to the service and social justice and/or societal issues that are addressed by the service provided.

 

Academic Service-Learning - A form of experiential education in which students participate in meaningful service to their communities while engaging in some sort of reflection related to the service and integrated into the curriculum.

 
Can students get course credit for service?
 

Yes.  If the service is required through a particular class, then the student's service will be counted as part of the grade for that class.


How can community groups partner with Campus Compact?
 

Community groups may always contact the Campus Compact Center (campuscompact@findlay.edu or 419-434-6671) to initiate a partnership, but they can also visit the For Our Community Partners section of our website to learn more about how to collaborate with The University of Findlay.  If you would like to request volunteers, please complete the Volunteer Request Form.


Do all UF students have a volunteer requirement in order to graduate?


Certain majors and departments at The University of Findlay have a volunteer requirement, but there is no overall University requirement to complete prior to graduation.