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•Attend/host weekly team meetings
•Attend monthly cohort meetings hosted by OSEEL (if schedule permits)
•Check in with Fellows & Peer Mentor regularly to assess team/individual progress
• Facilitate student involvement and volunteer hours at the campus partner site
• Submit monthly impact reflection worksheet
• Approve student hours every month

Supervisors are expected to nurture an unbiased, unprejudiced and open environment that will strengthen the social and professional support system and knowledge base of their Huskie Service Scholar (HSS) Team. Supervisors should enable participants to converse freely, ask questions and voice their opinions and concerns. Supervisors are also expected to act as a liaison between their team and OSEEL staff, as well as campus and department resources.


HSS is a program strives to develop a peer network and provide support that enables students to engage in service work on campus and in the community. First-generation or low income students entering NIU for the first time are placed into teams with an upper classmen mentor. Teams then work with a site supervisors to provide regular service to their campus partner. In addition, students will attend campus wide service events and collaborate to plan off campus service projects. Monthly meetings will provide collaboration, training and reflection opportunities for students. At minimum, students will dedicate 300 hours to service work, mentoring, reflection and training opportunities. Upon completion of 300 hours of service, students will receive a tuition waiver of $1,132.

In order to receive the tuition waiver, students must meet the following criteria:

Students must earn a minimum of 12 semester hours each semester of attendance (both fall and spring semesters), excluding summer semester. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above in all NIU
course work. Students who fall below a 2.00 will have the tuition waiver immediately revoked. Students must remain in good academic standing and judicial university standing at all times. A tuition waiver will be immediately revoked if a student is not in good standing, and will not be reinstated to the Huskie Service Scholars program.

The tuition waiver is only
available for one year and is not renewable.