University Service Center
FAQ's Concerning Campus COVID-19 Modifications
- I am assigned to the Service Learning Center for my scholarship hours. Will I still
need to complete my service hours for my scholarship?
No. You should have received an email from the Financial Aid Office on Friday March 20, 2020. That email explained that the required service hours for all academic scholarships would be waived for this semester. You will not have to turn anything in to the Service Learning Center.
- Will I still need to show up to volunteer at the location(s) I have committed to this
No. You will inform your volunteer site that, due to COVID-19 concerns all students are exempt from doing service hours and encouraged to follow CDC recommendations for social distancing during this time, which, unfortunately includes volunteering as a TN Tech student.
- If my service hours are waived for this semester, can I use the hours I have already
done for next semester’s required hours?
Unfortunately, this answer is also no. The hours the Service Center reports for you, each semester, must be completed within that current semester. This is a Financial Aid policy.
- I am assigned to the Service Learning Center for my Federal Work Study Hours. Will
I still need to work my regular schedule?
No. You should have received an email from the Financial Aid Office on Friday March 20, 2020. That email explained that the FWS students are no longer required to work their campus jobs as of Monday, March 23. They will still pay out federal funds that have been set aside for each student. The pay-out scale is listed in the email. You will no longer clock in & out.
- What if I have hours to report for the SERVICE Certificate Program?
You may report your hours at the link below:
Service Learning and Civic Engagement
at Tennessee Tech University
|Tennessee Tech University has a rich tradition of service and an opportunity to instill in our students an ethic of caring and a sense of responsibility for making our world better. We want to move beyond service and transform our university and our community through sustainable partnerships.|
|To provide students with the opportunity to realize academic learning objectives through participation in community service, allowing them to connect theory with experience and thought with action.||This will help students to feel connected to the university as well as to the community at large. It will help them to connect their college experience to civic engagement as well as will help students in seeing the relevance of the academic subject to the "real" world.|
|To build capacity in the community through reciprocal and sustainable partnerships, allowing student to fill unmet needs in the community and on campus through direct and meaningful service, empowering community members to become co-facilitators of learning.||This will help community partners feel more connected to the university as well as provide them with volunteers to bring fresh ideas and a fresh energy to their agencies while helping students in seeing the relevance of the academic subject to the "real" world. It will help develop an environment of collegial participation among students, faculty and community.|
|To expose students to social inequality and injustice while empowering them to make a difference, increasing civic and citizenship skills in students while also increasing their sense of duty.||This will better prepare students for their careers and continuing education as well as will give students a greater responsibility for their own learning.|