Student Academic Service Society (SASS)

The Student Academic Service Society (SASS) provides students the opportunity to make curricular connections to service experiences, to get involved in the ACT Office, to form bonds with other students, and to be recognized at graduation. 

Student Academic Service Society Eligibility:

  • Students must complete two written reflections (or multimedia presentations) that articulate a connection between the service experience and current course content.  The connection may be made to any course in which the student is currently enrolled
  • Engage in at least two separate co-curricular direct service events organized by the ACT Office, or with our community partners
  • Participation in service within a given semester between the two events should total at least 12 hours.
    • Alternative Service Experiences are welcome; however, at least three of the 12 hours must be dedicated to a second co-curricular project.
  • Attendance at 2 gatherings/semester--1 educational/reflective gathering and 1 community building 

 

Reflection Guidlines:

  • Briefly describe the project & community need the project intended to address

  • Explore personal role in and commitment to civic engagement

  • Introduce 2-3 major concepts from current semester courses and apply them respectively to the service completed

Reflection Mediums:

  • Written paper
  • Poster Presentation
    • Students may choose to complete multimedia presentations in lieu of written reflections to be presented at or in association with the Spring Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium.  For students presenting a poster at the symposium, guidelines can be found online.
  • Artistic Reflection or performance

 Service Society Members will receive:

  • Membership into the Service Academic Society
  • Designated tassels to be worn at graduation
  • Celebratory lunch at the end of each semester with recognition from University administration
  • Indication of membership on resume
  • Community of people also interested in service 

Contact:

Please contact Dr. Brian Macharg (machargbd@appstate.edu) or Sara Crouch (crouchs@appstate.edu) if you have questions or want to express your interest.