The World of Community Service

Designed for incoming freshmen from any major with an interest in community service and social justice. Through the World of Community Service, students will learn how their passion for community service can position them for success. 

 Living

As a member of the World of Community Service you will live with other incoming freshmen who share your passion for service. This means you can study together, attend social and co-curricular programming together, and have a supportive network of peers right from the start. Friendships form quickly in L-LCs!

Learning

The World of Community Service will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year, and attend service themed events together.

Fall 2014 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Community Service
Sociology 180: Social Problems

Spring 2015 L-LC Courses
Your spring L-LC courses, which you will take together as a community, will be finalized mid-fall. Seats will be reserved for you in each designated L-LC course.

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Guest speakers
  • Culturally themed dinners
  • Local field trips
  • Food drives benefiting the local community
  • The Food Bank Harvest Food Drive
  • Charity walks and runs
  • Neighborhood cleanups

If you're wondering what kind of impact the World of Community service has, in the words of Evelyn Sanles, the Director of Club Zoe,

“SUNY students are the best, and news of the many community service projects that you undertake resonate throughout the city. I consider myself very fortunate, as a representative of a recipient organization, to have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful young adults who are so passionate about serving. I am very grateful to each of you for your personal service to the kids at Club Zoe. Your gift of food has made all the difference in our being able to serve hot, nutritious meals to the kids at this time. ...Through your efforts, children in Albany who would otherwise go to bed hungry have the satisfaction of receiving an evening meal. Your example of service gives promise of a brighter future for our world. “

Community

As a member of an L-LC you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: Learn the ropes from a peer selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you remain an active and engaged member in your L-LC, you too could become a World Ambassador your Sophomore year!
World of Community Service Ambassadors for 2014:  Gertrude Morgan Dadzie and Starasia Fernandez.  

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upperclass/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Community Service Lead Faculty: Professor Sheri Stevens
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Thursdays 11:45am-12:40pm

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.
World of Community Service Representative for 2014:  Your name could be here by October!

Eligibility: The World of Community Service is open to all majors! 

students doing community service on a farm.