Service-Learning students come from all different majors throughout the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Haub School of Business - all with an interest in combining academic work and service.
Freshman students have the rare opportunity to enroll in a two course sequence that allows students to stay with the same faculty member, peers and community partner for the entire academic year. Below is further information for interested freshmen students as well as a questionnaire for freshmen students enrolled in a service-learning course.
Freshman Service-Learning Information
- Why should I take a freshman service-learning course?
- Freshmen Yearlong Courses and CPO Site Catalogue
- Freshmen Service-Learning Course Placement Questionnaire
- Transportation Issues: If you are a freshman student experiencing any immediate transportation issue, please contact Public Safety at 610-660-1111. Please communicate all non-immediate issues to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Semester Courses and Information
Semester service-learning courses are offered in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haub School of Business. Semester courses change and rotate in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Below is a link for semester service-learning students to view the approved sites per each course.
Interested in topics of health, incarceration or the global world? Many service-learning courses engaging these topics are regularly offered. Click here for a listing of health, incarceration and global world service-learning course offerings.
Service-Learning Program Policies & Resources
Have a question about your Community Partner Organization or a conflict with placement time? Ask a Placement Liaison in 131 Post Learning Commons.
- Fall 2019 Placement Liaison Community Partner Organization Assignments
- Fall 2019 Placement Liaison Office Hours
Students serving at many of our Community Partner Organizations are required to complete four clearances: PA Child Abuse Check, PA Criminal Background Check, SJU Minors on Campus video, and FBI Fingerprints
Instructions for PA Child Abuse Check, PA Criminal Background Check, SJU Minors on Campus video:
- Instructions for Completing PA Criminal Background and PA Child Abuse Background Checks Report
- Instructions for Completing SJU Minors on Campus Training Video
- NEW Instructions for Uploading Clearances to the Nest
- You will need to (a) upload a copy of each of your required clearances to the SJU Nest by Tuesday, September 17 by 11:59pm, as well as (b) print two copies of each clearance result/certificate – one for your personal file and one to bring to your community partner.
- All clearances are required to be uploaded to the Nest by Tuesday, September 17 by 11:59pm. You must turn in all completed background reports to your community partner organization during your first week of service.
FBI Fingerprints Check:
- NEW Instructions for Completing FBI Clearance through Morpho Trust
- SJU SPECIFIC REGISTRATION FOR ON-CAMPUS FINGERPRINTS
- The Faith-Justice Institute is hosting complimentary on-campus fingerprints for service-learning students on Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13 from 9:30am-4:30pm in Post-Learning Commons 234.
- Students must register for a fingerprint appointment; all students requiring fingerprints will receive an email with the registration link and access code for SJU appointments
- Students will pay for cost of fingerprint ($23.85) at appointment at the time of their appointment; there is an opportunity for reimbursement with correct and timely upload.
- If paying this upfront is a financial burden to you, please contact Danielle Critelli at email@example.com or 610-660-1334 by Sunday, September 8.
- In order to be reimbursed for your FBI Background Check, you will need to (a) bring a copy of your FBI Registration with your SJU ID# written at the top of the receipt to Post-Learning Commons Suite 131 on Tuesday, September 17 from 11:00am-1:00pm AND (b) all other required clearances are uploaded to the Nest by 11:59pm on September 17.
- Students will only receive reimbursement if their receipt is turned in to PLC 131 by September 17 AND all correct clearances are turned in and uploaded to the Nest by September 17 by 11:59 pm.
- Fingerprinting is also avaialble off campus at the following locations:
Policies and Procedures
- Faith-Justice Institute Service-Learning Emergency Protocol
- Missed Service Procedures and Inclement Weather Policy
- Emergency Guidelines: Office of Public Safety
- SJU Safe App
- Contact Information:
- If during the business hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, call Danielle Critelli at 610-660-1334
- If outside office hours, call the FJI Student Workroom at 610-660-1004 with questions
- With emergencies and concerns, call the Office of Public Safety at 610-660-1111
- Public Transportation Policy
- Septa transportation tokens are distributed twice a semester. You will receive enough tokens for half of the semester.
- Septa Pass pick-up hours are:
- September 17 from 11:00am-1:00pm in Post-Learning Commons 131.
- You will pick up tokens for the second half of the semester on October 29 from 11:00am-1:00pm in Post-Learning Commons 131.
- Septa Pass pick-up hours are:
- Students leaving Community Partner in the afternoons and evenings can ask a supervisor or staff member to walk them to their car or bus stop after service has ended.
- Connecting your service-learning experience to your job search
- Has Service-Learning influenced your career choice? Tell your story at SJU's Outcomes
- For a Map of Community Partners working with the Freshmen and Semester courses please click here go to the community partner web page.