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VIP-CSL: Student Information

VIP-Community Service Learning (VIP-CSL) students work with local community partners to have an impact on their community while gaining skills and experience for their future careers. Service learners will apply discipline specific knowledge while addressing community need. In addition to serving a minimum of 40 community hours, students will also complete professional development activities online and in-person. This opportunity will take place during a single semester and is co-curricular (in addition to academic courses).

Students are matched with and will serve at an off-campus, non-profit organization of their choosing. Our community partners choose which degree programs are most relevant to the positions they post to students. The variety of positions depends on the community‚Äôs specific needs. Learn more about previous community service learning opportunities.

You are encouraged to apply, and you will be able to view available opportunities before you must pay the administrative fee. Take this opportunity to get out of your comfort zone, gain valuable experience to put on your resume or application to professional skills, and give back to your community.

Successful students will be awarded a certificate, a notation on their academic transcript, and earn skills and experience to help you in your future employment.

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Students in good academic standing can apply in their second term of study (or later) to begin their community service experience in their third term of study (or later).

Applications will accepted approximately 2-2.5 months prior to the beginning of each term and the deadline to apply will be found on mySuccessVisit the VIP-CSL section on mySuccess for further details.

Admission Process

  1. Apply on mySuccess ( under VIP-CSL on the left-hand menu
  2. Interviews* for selected applicants will be conducted after the deadline and before exams begin
  3. Resume must be submitted at the interview
  4. Complete online and in-person* orientation

*will be completed on Blackboard in the virtual classroom