Lindenwood University embraces community service as an extension of service-learning and believes this service is a philosophy of experiential learning in which students participate not only to meet the needs of the community, but also to develop critical thinking skills, commitment to values, and skills for effective citizenship.
Beginning in 2010, students who acquire 500 hours of qualified community service will receive a designation on their permanent academic transcript to recognize their achievement. In addition, qualified students will receive special recognition in commencement publications and receive a service cord that can be worn during the commencement ceremony.
To satisfy this requirement, community service projects must meet the following criteria:
Directions: Students must access LU Connect through their student portal. Once in LU Connect, click on “Organizations” then find the “Community Service Transcript Designation” organization. You will first need to join the organization in order to start entering hours. To do so, click on "Join Organization" at the top of the “Community Service Transcript Designation” page. Once you are accepted, you can submit hours in two ways. To submit hours for one project/date at a time, simply click on "Service Hours" and then enter your time. If you'd like to track your hours and submit multiple projects at a time, go to "Documents," open the "Service Hours Form" document and begin entering your hours. Once you are ready to submit them, you can do so by clicking on "Forms" then "Lindenwood University Community Service Form." You will be able to upload your document containing your hours here. Hours can be uploaded on a regular basis.
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