How will I learn, reflect, and serve in Community?
- One three credit course: You will choose a course from a list of courses approved to fill the SSLC requirement. Most courses fulfill a core requirement. A section of Ethics 2050 usually taken in sophomore year is designed for SSLC students.
- One 1 credit Integrating Seminar: This is a brave and a safe space in which students reflect on their service experience and examine the social policies and practices that affect the marginalized communities where they serve.
- 3 hours of service each week: Students choose from a variety of service. There are soup kitchens, schools, afterschool, literacy programs and working with ex-offenders. We strongly encourage students to serve at an SSLC service site because it contributes to the community aspect of SLC. Ruibal Leadership is an SSLC service site.
Commitment to Community: Sharing your life with others in class, in 4th hour, at service, Community dinners and social events run by the SSLC student council. Games, picnics, competitions, off campus trips are planned for the community.
There is no GPA requirement for SSLC, however, if you are below a 2.5 the director may call you or your advisor or call you in to talk about how you will balance the 4 extra hours a week.
Study abroad during my time at SSLC? You are not eligible for Sheehan if you are studying abroad in Fall 21. There are often rooms available in the spring because of students going abroad in Spring semester.