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Living Public Service

If you are passionate about public service and want to make a difference through your volunteer activities, you may want to consider selecting Hinman College as your residential community. Along with being considered the most tight-knit of the University's six residential communities, Hinman has a signature program called ALIVE — Achieving Leadership in Volunteer Experiences — that works to expose students to service and leadership opportunities available on campus, rewarding students who consistently participate in service.

Public Service Learning Community

HDEV students and members of the PSLC work at the Rescue Mission in BinghamtonA subset of Hinman College's civic-minded environment is the Public Service Learning Community (PSLC). Students in the PSLC live in Hughes Hall with other like-minded students who are dedicated to making a difference through civic-engagement courses and active volunteer service in the Binghamton community. Through academic courses, workshops, field trips, group service projects and social activities, PSLC residents have the opportunity to explore learning by doing. Check out the PSLC video!

What the man who created the PSLC has to say

"The Public Service Learning Community is a mutually supportive group of students who have a shared commitment to service. That idea of mutual support is important. Students can act in isolation, but there's strength in community."

Al Vos, associate professor of English, Hinman College faculty master and creator of the PSLC




Last Updated: 9/15/17