Semester of Service

Twenty students annually take a semester away from full-time study to provide 450 hours of direct service in the Dayton community. Students grow through experiential learning, the creation of intentional community, and professional training and supervision from local social service providers. The program expands the personal world views of participants, facilitates vocational exploration, and empowers them with experience and knowledge to become lifelong advocates for social change. Semester of Service is funded by an endowment and annual grants from the Marianists.

The Spring 2017 application deadline is October 1, 2016.

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Application

The Fitz Center for Leadership in Community's Semester of Service Program aims to encourage growth through experiential learning, the creation of intentional community, and support from local agencies. The semester and summer programs require students to take time off from traditional academic study in order to participate in service-learning projects in social service agencies throughout the City of Dayton. The goal of Semester of Service is to expand the worldview of participants and empower them through experience and knowledge to become life-long advocates for social change.

You will not be attending classes during the Semester of Service except for the weekly mini-course (3 credits) which accompanies the experience. The Summer Program requires community living.

To apply, you must consult with your academic adviser to make sure Semester of Service fits within your academic plan. We encourage you to seek three to six additional semester hours earned through internship or independent study with prior approval from the department chair of your field of study.

The University of Dayton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political affiliation, or disability, if an applicant is otherwise qualified.

  • Application deadline: October 1, 2016. 
  • To complete your application: 1) Submit the information in the form below, and 2) Email your resume to danantharaman1@udayton.edu.
  • If you have any questions, please call 937-229-4699.

* Current Student Status
* Are you a dependent of a University employee who is eligible to receive tuition remission?
* Are you a U.S. citizen?
* Semester Applying For:
* T-shirt size:
* Have you ever been convicted of an offense by a civilian court?
* Please rank from 1-3 (1 being the highest and 3 being the lowest) your interest level in working with: Elementary & middle school age children
* Please rank from 1-3 (1 being the highest and 3 being the lowest) your interest level in working with: Young adults (16-21)
* Please rank from 1-3 (1 being the highest and 3 being the lowest) your interest level in working with: Adults
* Please rank from 1-3 (1 being the highest and 3 being the lowest) your interest level in working with: Homelessness issues
* Please rank from 1-3 (1 being the highest and 3 being the lowest) your interest level in working with: After-school programming
* Please rank from 1-3 (1 being the highest and 3 being the lowest) your interest level in working with: Mentoring
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Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

St. Joseph Hall 433 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1445

937-229-5400