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Definition of community service?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Futuredoctr, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Futuredoctr

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    Does anyone have any good insight to this question? Does extracurricular student government activiites fall under community service?
     
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  3. GWmdwannabe

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    No.

    Unfortunately.
     
  4. GuzzyRon

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    It depends on what EC activity we are talking about.

    If your SGA group did something for the community, then it could count as community service. For instance, we student ambassadors in my college banded together at one time, painted some ceiling tiles and donated them to the children's ward at a local hospital. They liked it so much and even asked for more. I listed that as community service in my AMCAS.

    But if your SGA group got together to have a couple of beers on a Friday night, then no, sorry, that is not community service.

    Get it now?
     
  5. joanofarc0907

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    if you are talking about the wake essay i called and they said anything can be community service paid or volunteer
     
  6. NY Musicologist

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    Student government seems to me to fall most properly under the heading of "activities" rather than "community service." Your primary reason for being in student government is (I assume) to perform *university* service, and any *community* service activities through that group remains secondary to that purpose. Same thing with philanthropy performed through a Greek group.

    IF you had a long-standing association with some community organization through your school, i.e. if the student council served soup every Wednesday at the Salvation Army, you might consider listing it under your community service section as follows:

    2004-05 Salvation Army soup kitchen service (in conjunction with StateU Student Council).

    2005-06 John Q Public School math tutoring (in conjunction with Beta Theta Zeta Fraternity)

    etc...

    Just my 2 cents...
     

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