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Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

Semester of Service

The Fitz Center for Leadership in Community's Semester of Service Program aims to encourage growth through experiential learning, the creation of intentional community. The semester and summer programs allows students to take time off from traditional academic study to provide 450 hours of direct support to social service agencies throughout the City of Dayton. The goal of Semester of Service is to grow through experiential learning, the creation of intentional community, and professional training and supervision from local social service providers. The program expands the personal world views of participants, facilitates vocational exploration, and empowers them with experience and knowledge to become lifelong advocates for social change. Semester of Service is funded by an endowment and annual grants from the Marianists.

  • Spring Semester of Service: Now accepting applications
  • Summer Semester of Service Application Deadline: March 1
  • Fall Semester of Service: Deadline TBD


Interested Students

To apply, you must consult with your academic adviser to make sure Semester of Service fits within your academic plan. We encourage you to seek three to six additional semester hours earned through internship or independent study with prior approval from the department chair of your field of study. Once you have consulted with your academic adviser, complete the student application form.

Student Application (www)

Interested Community Agency

The semester of service program offers student placements during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students work with host agencies 35 hours a week for a 13-15 week period. If you are interested in hosting a semester of service student at your organization, submit an agency application from.

Agency Application (www)

If you have any questions, please call 937-229-4699.

The University of Dayton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political affiliation, or disability, if an applicant is otherwise qualified.


Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

1401 S. Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45409