Benedict College Students serving at Harvest Hope Columbia, SC
  • Develop service-learning partnerships
  • Manage student documentation, forms, and reports
  • Conduct professional development workshops
  • Provide project development support
  • Secure resources to supplement service project efforts
  • Students engage in service-learning via seminar courses and designated departmental courses.
  • Each student is required to complete a minimum of 120 hours for graduation with the exception of transfer students.
  • Transfer students are required to complete the total number of hours commensurate with their classification at the time of admittance.

Check Your Service-Learning Hours
Hyperlink:  Benedict – bcserves.benedict.edu

Service-Learning is a philosophy of education, a community development strategy, and an approach to teaching and learning which actively engages learners in addressing vital community issues through academic study. – International Center for Service-Learning and Teacher Education.

Service-Learning Designated Courses

  • ACC 231 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC 433 Taxation I
  • ACC 435 Auditing
  • FIN 330 Principles of Finance
  • MGT 330 Principles of Management
  • MGT 430 Contemporary Issues in Management
  • MKT 330 Principles of Marketing
  • MKT 430 Contemporary Issues of Marketing
  • MKT 437 Marketing Management
  • ART 331 Illustration Techniques and Media
  • ART 433 Digital Illustration
  • BA 130 Introduction to Business
  • BIO 218L Genetics Lab
  • BIO 319L Microbiology Lab
  • CE 418 Senior Project Design
  • CFD 452 Families in Later Life
  • CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 313L Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • CJ 332 Intro to Correction Systems
  • CJ 333 The Court System
  • CSC 337 Computer Organization and Arch
  • CSC 435 Software Engineering Principles
  • EC 230 Principles of Macroeconomic
  • EC 231 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENG 238 Advance Speech Communication
  • ENG 239 Language, Literacy, and Power
  • ENG 330 Critical Thinking in Literature
  • ENVE 230 Environmental Engineering Fundamentals I
  • ESC 230 Solid and Hazardous Waste Control
  • ESC 439 Water/Wastewater Treatment
  • PSY 336 Theories of Personality
  • PSY 430 Psychological Theory
  • HIST 231 United States History I
  • HIST 232 United States History II
  • HIST 337 African American History I
  • MASS 330 Basic Photography
  • MASS 335 Audio Recording Techniques
  • MASS 431 Digital Imaging Technology
  • MASS 434 Production Print/Broadcast
  • MUS 010C Concert Choir
  • MUS 010D Percussion Ensemble
  • MUS 010I Instrumental Ensemble
  • MUS 010M Marching Band
  • MUS 321 Concert Recording
  • MUS 435 Scoring for Film and Multimedia
  • PHIL 330 Critical Thinking and Logic
  • PHYS 233 Principles of Physics I
  • POL 230 Intro to Government
  • POL 233 American National Government
  • POL 330 American State and Local Government
  • PSY 213 Careers in Psychology
  • PSY 331 Social Psychology
  • SOC 230 Introduction to Sociology
  • TRP 418 Senior Design Project I
  • ED 230 Creating Culturally Relevant Classrooms
  • ED 330 Instructional Planning and Assessment
  • ED 332 Science and Health PK-6
  • ED 335 Foundations in Teaching Reading PK-6
  • ED 337 Mathematics PK-6
  • REC 437 Organization and Management of Recreation & Leisure Services
  • SM 230 Introduction to Sport Management
  • SM 231 Sport Leadership and Management
  • SM 333 Sport Marketing and Entertainment
  • SM 335 Sport Facilities Management
  • PHE 231 Introduction to Public Health
  •  PHE 331 Human Diseases
  • PHE 334 Public Health Special Topics: Diabetes and Hypertension
  • PHE 339 Intro to Health Promo and Education
  • SW 230 Introduction to Social Work
  • SW 331 Human Behavior and Social Enviro II
  • SW 333 Social Work Practice with Individuals
  • SW 420 Field Practice Preparation

Student-Led Outreach Programs

Students engaging in leadership training
Brothers In Unity is a professional organization under the auspices of the Career Pathways Initiative and Service-Learning Program led by Mr. Marcus Campbell, Advisor. This organization was constituted to serve young men who want to continue their personal growth and professional development through Service, Career, and Leadership. The organization is designed to assist college males in their matriculation through college and into their career field.

Sister Act is a student-led outreach initiative that promotes sisterhood among all women at Benedict College and brings awareness to issues affecting women. The goal of the organization is to empower women with knowledge, leadership, and strength to bring about a change in their lives and the lives of women around them. Follow us at Instagram.com/benedict_sisteract

NSLS is founded with the sole purpose of creating lasting positive change. The organization encourages community action, volunteerism, personal growth, and strong leadership from its chapters and members around the world. The mission is to build leaders who make a better world.

Guidelines for Community Partners

The Benedict College Career Pathways Initiative and Service-Learning Program values your commitment to developing our students to become knowledgeable professionals. We recognize that the elimination of the direct (in-person) service will impact your organization. Therefore, we have lifted the guidance that We remain committed to our partnership with your agency and appreciate your understanding that in the interest of health and safety only virtual or remote service can be provided by college students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to offering guidance and support to you, as needed, as you transition to remote and virtual projects. A few examples of virtual and remote projects are below.

Remote service opportunities include ways that volunteers can support your organization from home, such as sending cards or letters to encourage your clients, create crafts or products to meet community needs, such as

  • using recycled materials to make blankets for the homeless,
  • creating artwork to decorate rooms at senior centers, or
  • creating flashcards or learning materials for educational purposes.

Virtual service opportunities include ways that volunteers can support your organization using technology or online, such as

  • Assisting your organizations by developing your social media presence or raising awareness of your issues and organizational needs.
  • Offering an opportunity for students to build web development or computer science skills such as developing applications to assist your service population.
  • Creating how-to videos to provide detailed instructions that may be needed by your organization.

Direct service opportunities include service that allows volunteers to engage directly with the client or service recipients. This type of service includes activities, such as

  • Assisting individuals convicted of a crime complete the expungement process
  • Assisting low-income clients with preparing their income tax forms
  • Engaging in arts and craft projects with children

Community Partners

Benedict Service Learning Community Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Students engage in service-learning via seminar courses and designated departmental courses. Each student is required to complete a minimum of 120 hours for graduation with the exception of transfer students. Transfer students are required to complete the total number of hours commensurate with their classification at the time of admittance. Click here for a list of service-learning designated courses.
No. Service-Learning must be connected to academic coursework, therefore if you are not enrolled in a service-learning designated course, you are not able to engage in service-learning to meet your requirement. Exceptions are made for graduating seniors who would work with their academic advisor to frame a suitable service experience.
Yes. The service-learning requirement is 120 hours throughout your matriculation at Benedict College. The hours obtained through your coursework helps to fulfill the college’s requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the College’s recommended minimum hours of service-learning completion at each level of classification: Freshman – 20 hours Sophomore – 40 hours Junior – 40 hours Senior – 20 hours.
All students enrolled in service-learning designated courses will be registered for service-learning by the faculty teaching the course. Graduating seniors approved to engage in an independent service-learning project should send an email to Katrina.Pitts@benedict.edu to request an electronic service-learning project registration form from the Service-Learning Office. All graduating seniors must have prior approval from a faculty member or advisor.
For students engaging in virtual service, most sites will track or allow volunteers to document their hours on the agency’s website. At the completion of the service, students will submit the information to the course instructor for credit. For agencies without established volunteer systems, please utilize the Service-Learning Attendance Verification Log to verify service hours. Hours for freshman, sophomore, and juniors who have completed the assigned service-learning project, through a service-learning designated course, service hours will be submitted by the course instructor. Graduating seniors that were approved to engage in an independent service-learning experience must complete the Service-Learning Registration Form with appropriate approvals. After completing the service, graduating seniors will also be required to submit the Service-Learning Attendance Verification Form.
Faculty teaching service-learning designated courses will submit credit for all students in the course that engaged in the service-learning project. Graduating seniors that were approved to engage in an independent service-learning experience must complete the Service-Learning Registration Form with appropriate approvals. After completing the service, graduating seniors will also be required to submit the Service-Learning Attendance Verification Form.
Yes. The policies originally prescribed by Academic Affairs at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has been updated to include some form of direct (in-person) dictate only remote or virtual direct service projects will be assigned.
It depends on your course. Individual faculty will make the decisions regarding their course projects; therefore, he/she will determine whether the projects will be the same for everyone or various projects will be allowed.
No. While, you may request a specific service-learning project, all service-learning projects will be determined by the faculty member teaching the service-learning designated course.
Seniors will earn their service-learning credit through service-learning designated courses. Seniors who need additional hours will work with the faculty member teaching their Senior Seminar course or their academic advisor for approval of service-learning projects to meet the service-learning requirement.
Yes. Service-learning is an academic requirement in all service-learning designated courses at Benedict College. The projects identified by faculty will accommodate both face-to-face and online students.
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