Bison Service Challenge (BSC)
The NDSU Bison Service Challenge was created to promote service throughout NDSU. The program is a friendly competition among campus groups including athletic teams, fraternity and sorority life, residence halls, and student organizations. Throughout the year, members in each category compete to complete the most service hours. The hours are submitted to the Volunteer Network. Winning teams receive recognition at the Bison Service Challenge Award Ceremony at the end of each academic year as well as $500 to donate to the nonprofit of their choice thanks to Dakota Medical Foundationhttp://www.dakmed.org/.
In addition to the most service hours completed, additional awards are given to recognize groups in the following categories: Outstanding Service Project of the Year, Outstanding Philanthropy Event of the Year, Strongest Partnership of the Year, and Largest Representation at Volunteer Network Events. Nominations for these awards will take place during the Spring semester.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, the Bison Service Challenge recorded 27,680 hours of service, which helped save community partners $695,608.95! Additionally, student groups raised $56,046 in donations to support community agencies.
Log Your Hours
Submit your service hours throughout the academic year to the Volunteer Network to count it towards the Bison Service Challenge. If you have additional questions, contact the Volunteer Network staff.
What Counts as Service?
In regards to the Bison Service Challenge, service is defined as an activity that directly addresses a community need, contributes to the public good, and benefits either a specific nonprofit (or similar organization such as a hospital, retirement home, or school) or a person in need. Service hours will not be counted if any form of compensation is gained. Compensation includes entertainment or food (such as at a philanthropy event), class credit (except in cases of a service-learning class) and/or money.
Please refer to the document provided for more thorough guidelines concerning what counts as service.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Volunteer Network.
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