Policies and Procedures

The Process

  1. Meet with your academic advisor to decide on an appropriate service learning course.
  2. Meet with the Service Learning Coordinator at a semester 'Information Session' or stop in the Wick Center, Room 207, to review service-learning and site placement options and attain a registration petition.
  3. Complete the Service-Learning Registration Form and take the signed form to the Registrar’s Office, Duns Scotus 123.
  4. Register for the service-learning course on Web Advisor.

All academic service learning course grades are recorded on the student's official transcripts.

Service-Learning courses fulfill the Civic Engagement Core Competency.

Students should check with their academic advisor as some academic majors require additional service hours beyond the 60 hours required by Daemen for graduation (see chart below).

Community/Service Learning Requirements of the Degree Program.



Accounting/Information Systems To be admitted to upper division must have completed 40 hours of community service (10 hours each semester)
Business Administration To be admitted to upper division must have completed 40 hours of community service (10 hours each semester)
B.S. Childhood Ed.
B.S. Childhood Ed./Special Ed.
B.S. Early Childhood Ed./Special Ed.
Completion of 3 credit hours in IND 232: Learning Through Service
Health Care Studies Completion of 3 credit hours in IND 232 or HSC 232: Learning Through Service or other CIS approved service-learning course
Physical Therapy Prior to application to the professional phase, documentation of completion of at least 120 hours of physical therapy clinical exposure (minimum of 40 hours must be performed in an in-patient or extended care facility). Clinical exposure may include volunteer work in a physical therapy department. Also co-operative education and employment in a physical therapy department qualifies.
Physician Assistant Admission to upper division requires prior health care experience: documentation of completion of a minimum of 120 hours of employment and/or volunteer work in a medical setting with direct patient contact
Social Work Human Service Experience: To be admitted to upper division, must submit evidence of 50 hours of volunteer experience in a community service/human service program
All Other Degree Programs 3 credit hours of service learning in the Core Curriculum: may be satisfied with one or multiple courses of service learning or service learning add-ons

For more information or questions contact

Cathaleen Curtiss, Director Experiential & Creative Learning

(716) 566-7877

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