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The UT Center for Leadership and Service will award students who do community service work a special medallion to wear when they graduate.

Students who log 100 or more community service hours qualify for medallions, which will be available for students to wear at the May 2013 commencement.

Jessica Copeland, administrative assistant at the Center for Leadership and Service, said the center created the medallion to recognize the achievements of graduates and as an incentive for students to log their service hours online, using a tool the center had already created for their website.

Almost any type of community service, on or off campus, counts toward a student’s 100 hours.

Students looking for opportunities to volunteer can visit the Center for Leadership and Service website and check the “Get Involved” tab for programs and organizations that need volunteers. Once students log 100 hours of community service, they can request a Service Medallion. The Center for Leadership and Service will then verify the student’s service by contacting his or her supervisors for each volunteer project.

Organizations that need volunteers also can visit the site and fill out a volunteer request form. If the request meets certain university requirements, the Center for Leadership and Service will help find volunteers for the organization.

Organizations can find the volunteer request form here.

Students may log community service hours here.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,

Holly Gary (865-974-2225,