Pitt Titusville was awarded the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Mid Atlantic Region Outstanding Service and Civic Learning Program award at its regional conference in Buffalo, NY October 24th for the 2014 Day of Service program.
The Day of Service is held the second day of New Student Orientation when the students gather in the auditorium to be divided out into service groups in the community. Each group which varies in size depending on the needs at each site is led by one Orientation Leader, one Resident Assistant and one or two faculty or staff members.
During the rainy day in August 2014, the students performed more than 285 hours with a few hours in our community for the Day of Service. The students went to eight service sites within the city of Titusville.
Stephanie Fiely, Director of Student Activities said “this program is worthy of this award because it met the requirements of students being involved in a civic or service learning activity sponsored through the Student Activities Office within twenty-four hours after arriving on campus for New Student Orientation. We had over three-quarters of the freshmen participate in the program which gets the students into the community on the second day they are on campus for orientation. The students build friendships while participating in the projects that last a lifetime and they have the opportunity throughout their college career to continue to work with these agencies.”
According to the NACA website, “the NACA Mid Atlantic Outstanding Civic and Service Learning Program award is presented to a college/university program that demonstrates creativity, innovation, and appeal to a diverse body of students.”