The Ronald D. Herron Day of Service

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The Ronald D. Herron Day of Service is an annual event designated for Southern students, faculty and staff to gather in the local community and work side by side on service projects, benefiting New Haven neighborhoods and the greater New Haven community.  This event, which is now in its 8th year, fosters friendship, promotes service, and leaves a positive imprint on our community.

Most of our sites can accommodate between 20-30 students and we do our best to accommodate all groups so they can travel and work together throughout the day. However, large groups may need to be separated in order to meet the needs of the community.  Students may register with their Inquiry class, a club or organization, or as an individual.  Placements will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.  As many classes, included Inquiry classes, include the Day of Service in their course work, we will do our best to keep all students and their instructors together at sites.  Students that register as individuals will be placed at sites with groups.

Please register by clicking the links below-

Clubs/Organizations/Residence Halls- Clubs, Organizations and Residence Halls should register through Collegiate Link. The primary contact for the group should complete the registration and upload the roster of participants. We will communicate important information to the primary contact. Club/Organization/Residence Hall Members should not register individually; however, each team member must fill out an Assumption of Risk form. To register, please visit Collegiate Link by clicking here. 

Inquiry and Other Classes- The instructor or peer mentor should complete the registration form and submit it to the Office of Student Life. Students, in classes that are attending as a group, should not register individually; however, each student should fill out an Assumption of Risk form. To register, please see your INQ Instructor, Peer Mentor or visit the Office of Student Life in ASC 212. 

Individual Registration- Individual students, faculty or staff that would like to participate in the Day of Service should register through Collegiate Link. They will be placed with a group for the day. To register, please visit Collegiate Link by clicking here. 

Day of Service tentative Schedule

8:15am- 9:15am- Check-In in the Adanti Student Center. After checking in, students will receive their volunteer t-shirt and be invited to enjoy a light breakfast.

9:15am- 10:00am -Boarding the Buses                                                                                                                        

We will be boarding the buses and traveling to sites throughout Hamden and New Haven. Lunches will be provided.

10:00am- 2:00pm-Working in the Community                                                                                                        

We will arrive at different sites throughout Hamden and New Haven and begin completing our service projects.

2:00pm- 4:00pm Return to Campus/Welcome Back Reception                            

Upon returning to campus, you will be invited to a special Welcome Back Reception only for students that participated in the Day of Service. The reception will be held in the Residence Life Quad where you will be treated to delicious refreshments and your name entered into a drawing for prizes. 

Sponsored by the SCSU Service Team and Student Government Association, in collaboration with the New Haven Police Department.

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