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

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.

Summer 2019 Course Information and Policies

Clearances

Students serving in the summer 2019 service-learning course are working with a Community Partner Organizations with requirements to complete four clearances: PA Child Abuse Check, PA Criminal Background Check, SJU Minors on Campus video, and FBI Fingerprints.

For questions through May 23, please email dcritell@sju.edu or call 610-660-1334.

For questions starting May 24 through July 31, please email ajursca@sju.edu or call 610-660-1337.

 

Instructions for PA Child Abuse Check, PA Criminal Background Check, SJU Minors on Campus video:
FBI Fingerprints Check:
  • NEW Instructions for Completing FBI Clearance through Morpho Trust
    • Students must register for a fingerprint appointment.
    • Students will pay for cost of fingerprint at appointment at the time of their appointment.
    • In order to be reimbursed for your FBI Background Check, you will need to bring a copy of your FBI Registration with your SJU ID# written at the top of the receipt to Post-Learning Commons Suite 221 by July 9th.
    • Students will only receive reimbursement if all clearances are turned in and uploaded to the Nest by June 21st and their receipt is turned in to PLC 221 by July 9th.

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.

Clearances

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:
FBI Fingerprints Check:

Policies and Procedures

Transportation
  • 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:
    • (details of date and time are to follow) in Post-Learning Commons.
    • You will pick up tokens for the second half of the semester (details of date and time are to follow) in PLC 131.
  • Students leaving Community Partner can ask a supervisor or staff member to walk them to their car or bus stop after service has ended.

Additional Resources