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Why should I apply for the S-designation?

If you plan to develop or already have an existing class that will be taught as a Service-Learning class, you should consider applying for the S-designation.

There are several advantages:

  • It makes your classes more visible to students who are interested in service and search for S in the course catalog.
  • It allows promotion of your classes along with the other Service-Learning classes on the program's web site and through other channels.
  • The S-designation for Service-Learning classes will appear on students' transcripts, especially helpful for students transferring to four-year institutions with articulation agreements and pathways with Columbus State.

All of these further widen your potential to reach out to students who are interested in service, but do not have a class in their discipline that offers it. It's also a good way to attract new students to your department.

Application Process

All S-designation requests are handled through the Office of Academic Affairs Service-Learning Committee. For guidance on this process, please contact the committee co-chairs Lisa Briggs ( and Mary Lewis (

To submit your S-Designation application for approval, please scan and e-mail the completed attached proposal form to

Course Proposal Form

If you would like to be added to the Service-Learning Faculty Blackboard Organization, please email