Taking responsibility by giving back.
Central Penn College is committed to a philosophy of community service that prepares graduates to be contributing members of society.
That's why all students are required to fulfill a service assignment prior to graduation. More than just an obligation, community service is an opportunity to learn, grow and gain social skills vital to life.
You can serve on campus or in an external service organization, but you must be an unpaid volunteer. It is not necessary to perform your service all at once. Hours can be earned anytime during enrollment.
Though club membership and meetings don't count, club service projects like the Homeless Sleep Out or Soup Kitchen qualify.
All students are required to hand in a completed service log to the internship advisor with their completed internship packets. All hours must be tracked in a log.
Internship grades will not be issued without successful completion of this service requirement. Continuing Education, transfer students and students that change majors or degree levels must also fulfill this requirement. Students who have already completed an internship will need to work with their academic advisor to ensure this goal is met prior to graduation.
Below are just a few of the organizations Central Penn students have served. New suggestions for community service are always welcome, but be sure the organization qualifies before you commit.
Charitable and service organizations. Would you like to see your opportunities posted here? Please email us with all of your particulars including organization name, address, contact information (phone number and email) and a short paragraph on your activities. We'll review your information and post it to our Website in no time!
Community Service Requirements
Bachelor's degree: 50 hours
Associate degree: 25 hours