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 for the 90th anniversary of SFA, students have been challenged to complete 90,000 service hours. Student organizations may fill this form out as often as they wish to submit service hours toward the 90,000 hour goal. 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.
Student organizations reporting service hours should use this form. To view hours reported for your organization, click here. If you have any questions about PVSA hours please email us at email@example.com.
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 toward the 90,000 hour goal. Multiple activities can be reported at one time, or hours may be submitted as they are completed.
Service hours completed from March 9 to Nov. 27, 2013 should be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 27.
Service hours completed from Nov. 28, 2013 to March 7, 2014 should be submitted by 5 p.m. March 7.
In order to ensure that the PVSA awards will arrive on time for the April 24 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:
- 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 Sierra Zeringue, graduate assistant for leadership and service programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (936) 468-2870 during normal business hours.