Service Learning and Community Service

The Service Learning and Community Service program enhances our vision of preparing students for academic progression and real world engagement.

Claflin requires all freshmen and sophomore students to complete a service learning and community service requirement as part of our commitment to preparing students for academic progression and real-world engagement. We're committed building a bridge between serving and learning and forging a link between the community and higher-learning institutions. Through this program, you'll gain societal insight that will help to broaden your understanding of the community and world around you as well as leadership and real-world communication skills that will benefit your career. By bringing reality to the classroom, coursework becomes more engaging and significant.


The following information outlines specific details of the community service requirement.

  • Freshman and Sophomore Students: 40 hours per year
  • Honors College Students: 70 hours per year (Please see the Honors College for additional information)

Time Log Protocol

Credit is given for hours served at approved agencies only. See the Service Learning and Community Service Coordinator for a list of approved agencies.

Complete ALL information on the top of the Student Service Time Log prior to submission.

Obtain the Agency Supervisor’s signature on the Student Service Time Log on each day of service. Before the specified monthly deadline, obtain the Agency’s Supervisor signature. This signature validates all information is correct. (NO SIGNATURE= NO CREDIT)

Transportation Protocol

Community Service transportation pick-up and return location is Corson Hall during assigned dates and times only.

Volunteers should be seated on the van no later than 10 minutes prior to their service time.

To return to campus, meet the van at the drop-off location no later than 10 minutes prior to the end of your service time.

When transportation is not required from an agency back to campus, notify the driver immediately.

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