During the 2015-2016 academic year students reported 193, 337 hours of community service. Thank you Lumberjacks for your dedication to the communities that you impact!
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.
Reporting Your Hours
Please use these templates for easily recording service hours as an individual and for an organization.
Use this template to record 10 or more service activities. **This is the preferred method of reporting.**
Use this template to record all service hours.
If you have any questions about PVSA hours please e-mail us at email@example.com or call Molly Moody at 936.468.1088.
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 12, 2016 to Dec. 17, 2016 should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Dec. 18.
Service hours completed from Dec. 17, 2016 to March 18, 2017 should be submitted to email@example.com by 5 p.m. March 11.
In order to ensure that the PVSA awards will arrive on time for the Leadership & 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:
- Traditional volunteering (with non-profit agencies, etc.) in Nacogdoches or in other cities
- On-campus organization activities (meetings, planning or working events)
- Travel time to and from service activities
- Unpaid internships that were not for class credit
The following activities do NOT count as service:
- Time spent eating, sleeping or purely socializing (even if you were on an extended service trip, such as a mission trip)
- Activities for which you received financial compensation or class credit
- Hours served to fulfill court-ordered community 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)
Gold: 250 or more
Gold: 1000 or more
I have questions. Who do I contact?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (936) 468-2870 during normal business hours (8a-5p).