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 Assembly

The Honors College Service Assembly is a student-led group with the goal of providing the Honors College student population with community service opportunities based on the service learning model, the integration of learning objectives with community service, while upholding curiosity, knowledge, and purpose. The Service Assembly creates various community service opportunities for social issues such as healthcare inequality, education, environment, social wellness and social justice.

HC Serves Changemakers

The Honors College is committed to creating a culture of community service and we encourage students to continue logging service hours even after they have met the requirement. Students who demonstrate exceptional awareness and commitment to service will receive additional recognition in the following areas:

  • Eligibility for the Honors College Changemaker Award
  • Limited edition HC Serves t-shirt for demonstrating a long-term commitment to service with an Honors College Alternative Break, Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, or an HC Serves leadership position

HC Serves Featured Opportunities

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