Current Member Information
2021-2022 NHS Service Information:
Current members of NHS are required to do 36 hours of service each year to maintain their good standing in the organization. The required hours are comprised of at least 18 hours Service of Presence (Service to people who are marginalized), 9 hours Service to SLUH, and 9 hours Service of Involvement.
A brief description each type of service is given below along with an outline of how service hours can be properly completed. Service for Current Members is due in April 2022.
Service of Presence: Service of Presence means that the service involves directly spending time with and getting to know people who, for one reason or another, have been marginalized. Due to the current pandemic and the precautions we must all take, our Service of Presence requirement has changed. We no longer require students to directly serve in situations that may prove harmful to their health, however, we want them to find ways to still be of service to those who are at the margins of our society: homeless, elderly, disabled etc. Participation as a mentor with the Clavius Project will count as Service of Presence. Other opportunities will be added to x2Vol as they become available.
Service of Involvement: This type of service recognizes that NHS members are involved in their respective communities in multiple ways, all of which are essential. Involvement can be SLUH related, but other organizations, such as Boy Scouts or youth groups that meet regularly, are valid groups for this type of service. All sports teams are considered pre-approved. NHS members may complete a maximum of 9 hours of service in this category. See Mrs. Casey or Mrs. Carroll if you have any questions.
Service to SLUH: This type of service recognizes that NHS members serve the SLUH community in ways that would traditionally be considered service, but do not fulfill the requirements of service of presence or service to our wider community. Each National Honor Society Member must be a tour guide for SLUH’s Open House and must volunteer at other SLUH events, such as Cashbah, SLUHtique, or the food drives. NHS members may complete a maximum of 9 hours of service in this category.
Recording Hours: All service hours must be recorded in x2Vol within one week of completing the service. This is out of consideration to the people verifying and approving your hours.
*Senior members are required to complete a minimum of 9 hours of either Service of Presence of Service to SLUH before the end of first semester in order to fulfill their requirement.