Honors students are amazing in so many ways, and one significant way is the amount of time and effort you pour into your communities. During the 2014-2015 year, the class of 2018 logged 3,325 hours. That’s right, students brand new to campus got out and performed 180 different service projects! Given how intimidating everything is during your first year at SU, this degree of service is highly commendable.
The class of 2017 had time to settle in and participate at even higher levels, logging 8, 540 hours. And last year’s juniors ramped up their community contributions logging 488 instances of service for a total of 14,506 hours. The career total for the class of 2015 was 13,028 hours. Some of you, sadly, will not complete your Capstone, so the number of students whose service makes up that total will shrink, so KEEP LOGGING HOURS AND MAKE YOUR CLASS THE MOST ACTIVE!
Your classmates serve in the many media, cultural, tutoring and fraternal service organizations on campus. You participate at food pantries, community centers and schools in the Syracuse Metropolitan area. You walk dogs and clean kennels. You give blood and serve at Red Cross blood drives. You raise money for non-profits and make breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House. You have attended Alternative Spring Break and filled the ranks of Literacy Corps.
In your local communities back home, you maintain nature trails, volunteer in hospitals, coach youth in community parks and recreation centers and in scouting troops, contribute to museum operations teaching classes, cataloging collections, organizing archives and creating public relations materials.
Internationally, you have volunteered at wildlife sanctuaries, restored grape vineyards damaged by devastating floods, supported children and families seeking much needed medical care in underserved populations, and lead English fluency classes and programs.
Honors students act as SU ambassadors all around the world, offering compassion, care and resources. Equally significant, you learn and grow as individuals, learners, and world citizens. And you make us PROUD!
Learn how to log your hours (it’s soooooo simple) and enter ALL or your service so that we get an accurate look at the service you contribute around the world and in our backyard. When you apply for either of the two civic engagement awards, we only consider the hours of service you have logged, so fill out that form every time!