- 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.
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 232 Principles of Managerial Accounting
- ACC 336 Intermediate Accounting II
- ACC 432 Accounting Information Systems
- ACC 433 Taxation I
- ACC 435 Auditing
- BA 130 Introduction to Business
- BA 230 Business Application Software
- BA 231 Business Communication
- BA 237 Business Law
- BA 432 Senior Capstone
- 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 236 Visual Communication
- ART 331 Illustration I
- BIO 138 Principles of Biology II
- BIO 218L Genetics Lab
- BIO 319L Microbiology Lab
- BIO 418L Cell and Molecular Biology Lab
- BIO 422 Senior Research in Biology II
- CE 231 IS Digital Circuits
- CE 332 Embedded Systems
- CE 428 Senior Design Project II
- CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 238 Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM 313L Analytical Chemistry Lab
- CSC 139 Web Development
- CSC 234 Theory of Computation
- CSC 337 Computer Organization and Arch
- CSC 435 Software Engineering Principles
- EC 231 Principles of Microeconomics
- 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 430 Psychological Theory
- HIST 231 United States 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 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
- ED 230 Creating Culturally Relevant Classrooms
- SM 230 Introduction to Sport Management
- SM 231 Sport Leadership and Management
- SM 333 Sport Marketing and Entertainment
- 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
Student-Led Outreach Programs
Brothers In Unity is a professional organization under the auspices of Career Development Services 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
Guidelines for Community Partners
Benedict College Career Development Services 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 and are able to provide direct services in various capacities. We are committed to our partnerships and appreciate your understanding that we still want to serve while continuously focusing on the health and safety of our college students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to offering guidance and support to you, as needed. We are also welcoming remote and virtual projects, as well. 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
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.
Service-learning logs can be downloaded using this LINK or picked up in Mr. Porter’s office, Room 220, second floor of the Antisdel House.
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 only made for graduating seniors who would work with their academic advisor to frame a suitable service experience.
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 Stephon.Porter@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.
Yes. The policies originally prescribed by Academic Affairs at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has been updated to include some forms of direct (in-person) service.
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 will various projects be allowed.