Office for Service and Social Action

Katrina Boedeker, Director
260.399.8080
kboedeker@sf.edu
Pope John Paul II Center 212

The OSSA connects faith to action by facilitating and coordinating meaningful service and service-learning opportunities for students, faculty and staff. Through established partnerships with nonprofits, the OSSA addresses community needs and social justice issues while helping USF to fulfill its mission of service to local, national and global communities.

Students engaged in class assignments or projects incorporating community service, service learning, or action research should register for service opportunities through the OSSA service registration site.  The OSSA registration site also provides information and registration for service opportunities for student clubs, organizations, athletic teams or other groups. Service activities are categorized by community partner agency, area of interest and length of commitment. Students may also elect to sign up for SERV-enews, a one page bi-weekly e-newsletter about upcoming opportunities. A link to sign up can be found on the OSSA homepage.  Like us on facebook and follow us on twitter for up-to-date info!

The Office for Service and Social Action promotes and supports:

  • Student, faculty and staff service in the community
  • Service Learning -Service tied to an academic course and academic learning outcomes
  • Service-based Scholarships – to qualify, students must have financial need AND must have served 20 hours or more in an academic year, unrelated to a course
  • Service and Cultural Immersion Trips – local, national and international
  • Days of Service – annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and others
  • Campus-wide social action/service initiatives – Hunger and Homelessness Awareness,  USF Stand Against Racism and others
  • Official service transcripts – resume builders and graduate school applications
  • Service recognition – nominations, acknowledgement awards and cash awards
  • Grant opportunities for service events and projects

Let’s serve together! The Office for Service and Social Action is open daily from Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. Alternately, students may contact the OSSA via phone or email listed above to make an appointment for more assistance.