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Jan and Bud Richter Center

University "S" Designation?

There are two different options for service-learning courses:  (1) The service-learning (S) designation and (2) the service-learning footnote (Footnote 13).

The following will help you decide which is the best option for the course you are teaching.  For additional information please email Chris Fiorentino or call him at 278-7079.

Service-Learning (S) Designation

Procedures for the Service-Learning (S) Designation (pdf)

Procedures for Footnote 13

The following footnote (13) can be used by any course which meets the indicated criteria.  To utilize this footnote, you must include it with course information when submitting Schedule of Courses copy to the Scheduling Office.  Should you have questions on the footnote content, please contact Chris Fiorentino, Director of the Jan & Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning at 278-7079 or

Should you have questions on footnote procedures in general, please contact the Scheduling Office at 278-2491.

"This class meets the minimum university requirements for a service-learning course, which includes: (1) the service-learning component is integral to and supportive of the academic focus of the course; (2) the course has a mechanism to introduce the service ethic; (3) students are required to perform at least 15 hours of academically relevant community service; (4) service-learning accounts for at least 15% of the total course grade; and (5) structured opportunities for critical reflection on the service experience are provided."