- Ways to be Engaged
- DOT (Do One Thing)
- Alternative Break Service Trips
- Community Values Award
- Voter and Election Engagement
- Bloss Hall Civic Engagement Community
- Clinton Global Initiative University
- Day Trippers
- For Students
- For Community Partners
Civic Engagement, Service, and Volunteer Hours Tracking with the CCE
Need to track your personal hours spent on Volunteerism, Civic Engagement, and Commuinity Service? Want an organized method for tracking projects as a group or collecting individual hours of members of your Greek Chapter or Student Organization? The Center for Civic Engagement is here to help!
By filling out an hours tracking form and returning it to our office, we can log your work in Civic Engagement Activities in our database. This helps students and student groups to track their hours. Additionally, it helps the CCE to keep an accurate record of all the community involvement OSU students accomplish!
Please help us to report on the great work that OSU students have accomplished in our community. We encourage you to submit these forms to track your service hours with the CCE. Please see below for a list of form options and directions for use and submission.
Alternatively, complete an online webform for service hour tracking. You can also drop by our office in Snell Hall 158 where we will have everything you need to start tracking your hours.
If you are conducting one time service projects at multiple locations, you will need a Individual Service Tracking Sheet.
If you are participating in ongoing service individually or with a group, you will need an Ongoing Service Tracking Sheet.
If your group is conducting a project together, your group will need a Group Service Sign In Sheet.
Civic Engagement and Service Hours Tracking Guidelines and Directions:
Thank you for working to better our community and world! Please use the above forms to keep track of all of your (or your group’s) ongoing Civic Engagement, Community Service, Philanthropy & Giving, or Activism & Advocacy activities. When complete, please turn it in to our office at Snell 158 to track your hours with the OSU Center for Civic Engagement. We will keep a record of your and/or your group’s progress. An officer or leader of your group may request to obtain that record of at any time. You may also request a record of your individually tracked hours. This record can be picked up from the Center for Civic Engagement office in Snell 158 throughout the year. Please notify our staff two weeks prior to when you intend to come pick up your record of tracked hours.
If you are recording hours with a Greek Organization and your group wishes to be included for consideration for the annual Community Values Award, be sure use our website to review the instructions for the application process and guidelines for what type of Civic Engagement will be considered for the award. Applications for the Community Values Award can be found here.
Please be sure to completely fill out the form for all activity you wish to record. Provide detailed and accurate information of your activity’s location and its affiliated organization or event. Provide the name and contact information of the supervisor for the organization who can verify your civic engagement activity. Describe your service in detail, and specify its type and the engagement area your activity addresses. Use the following list to help you categorize your activity. If recording “other”, please specify.
Please be sure to completely fill out the form for all activity you wish to record. Provide detailed and accurate information of your activity’s location and its affiliated organization or event. Provide the name and contact information of the supervisor for the organization who can verify your civic engagement activity. Be sure to have the supervisor sign your form to confirm your service. Describe your service in detail, and specify its type and the engagement area your activity addresses. Use the following list to help you categorize your activity. If recording “other”, please specify.
Types of civic engagement:
- Direct Service - any volunteer work that includes direct action and service to the community and its members
- Advocacy and Activism - Includes volunteerism and participation in events directed at raising awareness of social issues and advocacy of civic engagement.
- Philanthropy and Giving* - Participation in the hosting and/or planning of fundraising events and donation drives with the purpose of all proceeds being donated to address issue areas of social justice and community needs.
- Includes participation in the hosting and/or planning of events or projects with a philanthropic purpose or goal, usually through donation of funds or goods to address issue areas of social justice and community needs.
- Other (please specify)*
*may not necessarily be considered for Community Values Award assessment for Greek Organizations
animal welfare, arts and culture, education, youth development, environment, public safety/disaster preparedness, human rights and social/racial justice, poverty/homelessness/food insecurity, health and wellness, persons with disabilities, refugees/immigrants, senior citizens, veterans, women, other (please specify)