"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." — Arthur Ashe

Public Service Learning Community

Hinman's Public Service Learning Community (PSLC) is a great option for students who want to make a difference through civic engagement courses and active volunteer service. New members of the PSLC live in Hughes Hall on the same floor. Through academic courses, workshops, field trips, group service projects and social activities, PSLC residents have the opportunity to:

  • become active, knowledgeable volunteers in the greater Binghamton community
  • develop leadership skills and explore jobs and careers in non-profit organizations and agencies
  • heighten their awareness of cultural and social diversity within society
  • make friends with students that are dedicated to service to society

See our informational flier and visit our Facebook page.

Hinman College partners with the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as academic departments in the University, to offer a rich set of service-learning courses, which simultaneously fulfill some General Education requirements:

  • PAFF 225, Foundations of Civic Engagement
  • HDEV 116, Practicum in Leadership and Community Development
  • SCH 280, Philanthropy and Civil Society
  • WGSS 482, Social Justice
  • CDCI 395, Internship with Community Organization

Apply for the Public Service Learning Community

For more information email Collegiate Professor Al Vos at