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.


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.

 
When did the UF Campus Compact Center for Service and Learning change names?

​In October 2014, the UF Campus Compact Center for Service and Learning changed its name to The University of Findlay's Office of Service and Community Engagement. Also, the office moved to the Buford Center for Diversity and Service, located at 1222 N. Cory St.