Stephen F. Austin State University

Service Hours

President's Volunteer Service Awards

Hours are due soon for both individuals and organizations! Please have your PVSA hours submitted by March 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

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.

Last year for the 90th anniversary of SFA, students were challenged to complete 90,000 service hours. Students and organization came together to not only meet but exceed that goal last year! This year help us make an even bigger impact through volunteer service! Multiple activities can be reported at one time, or you may submit hours as they are completed.

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 should use this form. To see your submitted hours click here.

Student organizations reporting service hours should use this form. To see your organizations submitted hours click here.

If you have any questions about PVSA hours please email us at

Individuals are responsible for reporting their own service hours. Hours reported using the student organization form will not be used to credit individuals with hours toward the PVSA. Conversely, hours reported via an individual's submissions will not credit a student organization with hours toward the PVSA.

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 7 to Dec. 12, 2014 should be submitted by 5 p.m. Dec. 12.

Service hours completed from Dec. 13, 2014 to March 13, 2015 should be submitted by 5 p.m. March 13.

In order to ensure that the PVSA awards will arrive on time for the ODK Leadership and Service Awards, 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 Solomon Delany, Student Assistant for leadership and service programs, at or (936) 468-2870 during normal business hours.