CLASS OF 2021 – SERVE, LEARN, GROW with the OSSA!
Welcome Classes of 2019 and 2021! We invite you to explore different ways to get involved in service at the University of Saint Francis.
Through one-time service events and projects to weekly service to campus initiatives for social justice, we offer service opportunities
to meet every student’s needs.
Passionate about service and social justice issues? Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, @Serve_USF and Instagram, usfserve. We
also offer a bi-weekly electronic SERVe-enewsletter which highlights upcoming service events at USF and in the community. Sign up
by sending an email saying “Sign me up” to email@example.com.
Helping to make the world a better place is also important to our student community. In 2012, USF student Shane Swygart worked to
create USF Cougars Care, a campus club dedicated to communiservice. USF Cougars Care is a group of students who plan and serve
together both on and off campus. For more information about USF Cougars Care meetings and service events, join the USF Cougars
Care facebook group, follow @USFCougarsCare on Twitter and on Instagram, USFCougarsCare.
Scholarships for service to the community are also available for students who meet academic criteria, have financial need and
serve (not course-related) 20 or more hours per year. The Antoinette Murray scholarship was given to over 26 USF incoming and
current students last year. Summer volunteer hours count towards service hours, if they are tracked through the OSSA website.
The Office for Service and Social Action (OSSA) is located in the Campus Ministry building (just behind Brookside) and open
from 9 am – 5 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to meet with one of the OSSA staff, or stop by to see us.
Want to hear more about how other students have served? Watch this video.
Want to learn and serve on a trip?
This year we will be offering global awareness and service/mission trips
to Appalachia (Spring Break), Cuba (May, 2018) and
Morocco (June, 2018). All students are eligible to apply for USF Travel Grants to offset trip costs. Trips to Cuba and Morocco
may be taken for credit (3 hrs).
THE PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD – Are you eligible?
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation created the President's
Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire
others to engage in volunteer service. This award is an excellent resume-builder and recognizes individuals that have completed at
least 100 hours of community service over any given 12-month period.