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Community Engagement Scholars Program:
Although students typically must be enrolled in the Community
Engagement Scholars Program in order to begin having their community
involvement hours recognized, there are a few exceptions to this
general rule. In order for these exceptions to be relevant, the
following conditions must first be met:
If the above conditions are met, the Community Engagement Scholar may pursue the following forms of retroactive recognition for
community engagement hours completed prior to enrollment in the Scholars Program:
- The scholar must have been enrolled at the University or another higher education institution during the time period in which
the community engagement hours were completed.(work done during high school doesn't count).*
- The scholar must be able to provide proper documentation of their community
engagement hours (e.g. an hourly log or similar format).
- The 50 Hour Rule
allows students to apply up to 50 hours per semester's worth of credit they've completed prior to enrollment
in the Scholars Program toward their 400 community engagement hour
- Designated service-learning course credit earned prior to enrollment in the program can be applied toward the 8 credits service-learning course work requirement.
- Community Engagement Hours completed for a prior service-learning course can be applied toward the program as restricted hours, in addition to the "50 hour rule."