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Summer Community Service

* Given the situation with COVID-19, it is uncertain if we will be able to offer Community Service 100 this summer. If it is offered, we follow the guideline that the service will need to be completed in Springfield/Clark County, and primarily with one of the sites listed on our Community Service Opportunities List, and registering for the course will be by permission of instructor. Ideally, we would like to have a decision by the start of summer registration on April 13th.

Students planning on completing CMSV 100 this summer should CLICK HERE to provide us with some information, and as soon as a decision is made, they will be sent an email letting them know whether or not we will be offering the course.

Community Service (CMSV 100) is required of all students to graduate. Options for completion are available each semester, including in the summer.

  • Students interested in completing the community service requirement over the summer must register for CMSV 100-01 for Term 3 by coming to the Hagen Center starting Monday, April 30.

  • Students registered for the CMSV 100 course must attend an Orientation Thursday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m. in 105 Shouvlin. Students who enroll in the course after April 30 will sign up for a make-up Orientation when they register for the course.

  • 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-design 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 self-design proposal deadline is Friday, June 12 or prior to starting the service, whichever comes first.

  • Although students register for Term 3, they have between May 18 and August 23 to complete their service hours.

  • Summer registration for CMSV 100-01 carries the presumption that the student will be enrolling in the Fall '20 semester since completion requires attending a mandatory reflection session on Tuesday, August 25 from 5-6 p.m. in 105 Shouvlin. (At the reflection, students will also turn in all necessary paperwork for the course.)

  • 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 29. The last day to drop with a W grade is Friday, July 3.

  • Participation in a service immersion experience offered 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 who want to use this experience to complete their community service requirement an engagement experience in the local community (this experience is coordinated by Community Service and the leader of the SI experience and in most cases should be completed prior to the trip).

Questions? Contact Community Service, Hagen Center, 723 N. Fountain Ave, 937-327-7523 or Kristen Collier, Director of Community Service,

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