Community service is an important component of the educational experience at BridgeValley. It is defined as “Action taken to meet the needs of others and to better the community as a whole” (Campus Compact, 1998). To qualify as a service, the student may not be paid or compensated in any way, nor may the student use any activity required within a course or program of study. The activity must be sponsored by the college, an agency, or an organization.
- School Organized Opportunities (e.g. tutoring at the Student Success Center and participating in college-sponsored events such as Alternative Spring Break, American Red Cross blood drives, Family Fun Night, LEGOS Competition, MLK Jr. Day of Service, and Pumpkin Drop.
- Non-School Organized Opportunities (e.g. volunteering at hospitals, animal shelters, libraries, or other educational or non-profit agencies)
ABOVE & BEYOND AWARD
Students who complete 100 hours of community service are eligible for the Above & Beyond Award. The hours must meet the criteria listed above and are to be submitted to the Office of Student Life on the Above & Beyond Community Service Tracking Form. Those meeting the requirement will be recognized at the annual Awards Banquet held in April.
For questions regarding community service, please contact: