Excellence in Civic Engagement Medallion of Distinction

Serve your community and get recognized for it! If you have volunteered in the community while you're a student at FIU, you may be eligible for the Excellence in Civic Engagement Medallion of Distinction.

Information Sessions

  • Information Sessions are held once each semester prior to the submission deadlines. Follow us on Instagram @fiucls or check back here for dates and times!

Can not make the information session or need to review the information again?  Find the PPT here.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Undergraduate: 200 hours of community service documented on Co-Curricular Record, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduate (transfer): 100 hours of community service documented on Co-Curricular Record, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at time of application
  • Graduate: 100 hours of community service documented on Co-Curricular Record, minimum 3.5 GPA at time of application

Deadlines

  • Spring  
  • Summer 
  • Fall 

Whether you're interested in finding a service project for yourself or looking to track your impacts, you've come to the right place.

 Here are steps to search for volunteer opportunities and to track your community service hours/impacts:

  •  Find a partner and begin recording your service hours as soon as possible.
    • Log into GivePulse directly to search for volunteer opportunities and to connect with community partners.
    • Additionally, if you are exploring in PantherConnect site. Check out the Service Tab on PantherConnect to find volunteer opportunities posted by non-profit community organizations.
  •  Document all your completed hours using FIU GIvePulse. Log into GivePulse to add your hours through the Impact Tab.

  • How to track and log in your community service impacts on FIU GivePulse:
  • Launch FIU GivePulse
  • Select the “Sign-in” button in the top right corner of the screen to log in with your FIU credentials.Select Log In via FIU with your FIU email address.
  • Click “Add Impact" button on the right side of the screen.
  • In the drop-down bar for Impact Types, you are able to select the following option to track your community service impacts:
  • ***If you are working towards the Excellence for Civic Engagement Medallion of Distinction, this is the only acceptable form of impact allowed.***
  • Time (service hours)
  • Other Impact Options
  • Money (monetary donations & philanthropy)
  • Goods (in-kind donations)
  • Training
  • Other

 A Note to the FIU Community:

The Center for Leadership and Service has experienced two transitions in online platforms to document community service hours. Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences that this may have caused in retrieving your completed service hours.

 

  • If you have hours recorded on the Org Sync platform, you will no longer be able to access your account to obtain a screen shot as proof. If this applies to you, schedule an appointment with Trina Manning to review your options.
  • If you have hours recorded in PantherConnect in the previous active Community Service Hours Tab, you will need to submit a request for hours using this form.



  • We understand that these transitions have been difficult and confusing for our FIU community. The staff at the Center for Leadership and Service is here to serve our students and to finding a solution to meet your need.

If you have any questions e-mail Trina Manning katmanni@fiu.edu

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Contact

Modesto Maidique Campus
GC 242

305-348-6995
Fax 305-348-5058

cls@fiu.edu

 

Student Office, MMC
GC 2210

305-348-2149

Biscayne Bay Campus
 WUC 141

 305-919-5771

cls@fiu.edu

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