World of Community Service

This World is designed for incoming freshmen from any major with an interest in community service. Through the World of Community Service, students will learn how their passion for serving others can position them for success. 

Click here to view the World of Community Service brochure!


As a member of an L-LC, you will have a built-in community of friends and colleagues right from the start by living in the same hall and taking classes together! 

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 peers 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!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/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 meals in your own dining hall!
World of Community Service Lead Faculty: Professor Sheri Stevens
Weekly L-LC Breakfast: Thursdays 9:10 AM -10:05 AM

Academic Advisor: Chris Gebhardt

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 in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

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

What does the World of Community Service do?

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 2019 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Community Service
Theatre 107: Introduction to Dramatic Arts

Spring 2020 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry
Community and Public Service Program       

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Helping in after school youth programs 
  • 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."