Stephen F. Austin State University

Service Hours

President's Volunteer Service Awards

Congratulations to those that qualified for an award this


If you were unable to get your award at the award ceremony, please stop by BPSC room 3.302 M-F 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. to collect your award.

All SFA students and student organizations are encouraged to participate in the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) program. The PVSA recognizes U.S. citizens and lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of service hours over a 12-month period.

This year students completed 106,755 hours of community service. Thank you Lumberjacks for your dedication to the communities that you impact!

Reporting Your Hours

The procedures for reporting your service hours have changed. We are no longer using Axes to tally service hours.

Individuals reporting service hours can click this link. Our reporting methods have changed to allow students that amass larger number of hours to report them easier. If you submitted hours prior to this change they are accounted for, please do not resubmit.

Student organizations reporting service hours can click this link. Our methods have changed to allow organizations to better report their hours for both the organization and their individual members. If you submitted hours for your organization prior to this change there is no need to resubmit, they are accounted for.

If you have any questions about PVSA hours please e-mail us at

Hours reported via an individual's submissions will not credit a student organization with hours toward the PVSA. Hours for an organization will only be considered as an individual submission if the necessary information is filled out on the reporting form by the organization. If you are unsure if your organization submits hours on your behalf, please contact us .

Student organizations and individuals may fill these forms out as often as they wish to submit service hours. Multiple activities can be reported at one time, or hours may be submitted as they are completed.


Service hours completed from March 13 to Dec. 18, 2015 should be submitted by 5 p.m. Dec. 18.

Service hours completed from Dec. 18, 2015 to March 11, 2016 should be submitted by 5 p.m. March 11.

In order to ensure that the PVSA awards will arrive on time for the Leadership and Service Awards hosted by Omicron Delta Kappa, individuals and student organizations should make every effort to submit their hours on time.

What Counts as Service?

When reporting your hours, the following activities count as service:

The following activities do NOT count as service:

How many hours do I need to report to earn a PVSA?

You must earn the stated number of hours during a 12-month period in order to qualify. Our service calendar runs from March to March of each year.

Individuals (under age 25)

Bronze: 100-174

Silver: 175-249

Gold: 250 or more


Bronze: 200-499

Silver: 500-999

Gold: 1000 or more

I have questions. Who do I contact?

Contact us at or (936) 468-2870 during normal business hours.