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Service PLUS

Service PLUS is a development and recognition opportunity for students who have continuously dedicated their time and energy to community service at Ohio State.

In order to show our appreciation for your engagement with our programs and to help you continue to develop as global citizens, Student Activities’ Service and Outreach team has created the Service PLUS curriculum, available to any student who has been a site leader or participant at Community Commitment, MLK Jr. Day of Service, and Spring Into Service.  

 Email Hunter Jones, the Pay It Forward advisor, if you are interested in enrolling.

How to enroll:

  • Email Hunter Jones at
  • All participants in Pay it Forward events will receive a follow up email post-event with enrollment information.
  • If you have not been a participant in a Pay It Forward program but have a passion for learning more about what service in your local community looks like we encourage you to enroll! 

Program Requirements:

  • Site lead at 3 Pay It Forward events
    • Qualifying events include Community Commitment, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, and Spring into Service
  • Complete 3 workshops
    • Service 101 (mandatory for all program participants)
      • **Now being offered asynchronously via Carmen Canvas! Students can complete Service 101 workshop on their own time at any point throghout the year. To enroll: email Pay It Forward at with your request to enroll in the course.
    • 2 other workshops based on the Service PLUS pillars;
      • Personal Growth
      • Leadership Development 
      • Understanding Social Issues
      • Service with the Community 
    • **To receive credit for attending 2 additional workshops, you must compelte the Service PLUS Reflection Form. You will be sent a follow-up email to confirm you have received credit for your participation in these additional workshops.

Upon program completion students will receive a personalized Pay It Forward pullover and certificate acknowledging their work.

Workshop Opportunities 

Personal Growth

Leadership Development

Understanding Social Issues

Service within the Community