HC Serves: The Community Service Learning Requirement

As part of the Honors College mission to develop service-minded "innovation citizens," a minimum of 30 hours of approved service work is required in the first three years. The service requirement can be credit or non-credit bearing; paid internships will not fulfill the service requirement.  The Honors College is committed to creating a culture of community service and we encourage you to continue logging your service hours even after you've met the requirement.  

A maximum of 15 hours total can come from a community service opportunity outside of Rutgers and New Brunswick. To verify whether an opportunity will count towards your total or if you have a general question about community service, you may contact HCServes@echo.rutgers.edu.

Logging Service Hours

In order to get credit for your service, you must log your hours on the HC Serves form. On the form, you will need to include the name of a supervisor or adviser who can verify that you completed your service. You can either submit one form with the total hours of service at each site, or you can log your hours individually per session.

Service Storytelling: Reflection Workshops

To reflect on community service opportunities, students can participate in Service Storytelling Reflection Workshops throughout the academic year.  These workshops will help students make meaning of their service, discuss how serving impacts them personally and professionally, and more. Please see the Reflection page for more information.

Service Assembly

Service Assembly is a new, open organization dedicated to creating community service events and programs, connecting Honors College students with community service opportunities across campus and in New Brunswick, and promoting service-learning. The Executive Board is comprised of the HC Serves Chair, Campus Connections Chair, Civic Engagement and Advocacy Chair, Honors College Community Chair, and Philanthropy Chair.

HC Serves Series

The HC Serves Series is held every semester to provide Honors College students with a variety of service opportunities.  Join the Honors College for a series of programs featuring volunteer opportunities, reflection, and other programs focused on giving back and engaging in the community.

HC Serves Featured Opportunities

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