Find the answers to common questions regarding Pellissippi State's Service-Learning Program and ServiceCorps.
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What is Service-Learning?
Traditionally, Service-Learning is an experiential teaching and learning strategy used by some professors to integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
At Pellissippi State students are not required to be a part of a Service-Learning-enhanced or stand-alone course to experience Service-Learning. Students can register through ServiceCorps and be directly connected with volunteer opportunities and community partners that are relevant to their major and/or interests.
What is ServiceCorps?
ServiceCorps is the online tool used by Pellissippi State students for registering, reporting, and sending graduation notification requests to the Service-Learning Program. Click here to go to ServiceCorps.
What are the benefits of registering and tracking my hours on ServiceCorps?
Pellissippi State encourages and rewards volunteerism by:
- being the first community college in Tennessee to report your accepted service hours on your transcripts.
- giving Distinguished Service Award Medallions to students who completed and reported 60 or more confirmed volunteer hours during their time as a Pellissippi State student.
- providing an opportunity each spring for student volunteers to submit reflection-oriented entries for cash prizes at the Service Expo. For entry requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- recognizing students who have shown exceptional service to the community each academic year with certificates and/or plaques.
What are the benefits of serving the community?
What counts as community service?
I registered. What now?
I do not like my community partner options. Can I get new recommendations?
I cannot get in touch with my chosen community partner. What do I do?
I reported. What now?
Registration is required before your reported hours will be accepted. If you have never registered, you will need to go back and do so via ServiceCorps.