What is Service Distinction?

Moving beyond the “one-time volunteerism” model, the Service Distinction (SD) program provides a framework to establish deep and beneficial relationships between the local community and CNU students.

The Service Distinction Program encourages dedicated, consistent service that allows CNU students to:

  • Participate in higher level, more satisfying work than one-time volunteering provides;
  • Gain valuable, real-world, marketable skills and experience; and
  • Develop skills related to policy development, program planning, and advocacy, while gaining a deeper understanding of societal issues and root causes.

 

There are two different levels of Service Distinction Honors:

Service Distinction

Students serve a minimum of 140 hours, perform the majority of their hours (at least 100) within one of CNU’s ten Service Tracks, and are encouraged to partner with one local non-profit organization to both provide and gain the most benefit from the program. For a detailed list of program requirements, download Service Distinction Requirements.

Service Distinction Leader

Students serve a minimum of 400 hours, perform the majority of their hours (at least 250) within one of CNU’s ten Service Tracks, and are encouraged to partner with one local non-profit organization to both provide and gain the most benefit from the program. For a detailed list of program requirements, download SD Leader Honors Requirements.

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