We believe that the gift of time and talent is one of the greatest gifts you can offer your school. To emphasize the importance of becoming life-long stewards, students are required to complete service hours every year. A Stewards of Stritch (S.O.S.) hour is work done for the school, a community organization, and/or a church. Hours may also be obtained by doing work that is approved by the student’s Theology teacher.
This work is done without pay and under supervision. Students may find service opportunities on their own, or opportunities will be posted or announced at school. Students may count their hours in the parishes as either S.O.S. Hours or Kateri Hours, but not both. To build a deepening commitment to service, the minimum number of hours increases every year:
- Freshmen – a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of service.
- Sophomores – a minimum of twenty (20) hours of service.
- Juniors – a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours of service.
- Seniors – a minimum of thirty (30) hours of service.
S.O.S. hours will be recorded by using a Stewards of Stritch form
. On this form, students record the number of hours and the agency where the work was done, obtain a supervisor’s signature, and write a brief reflection about the work that was done. This form is turned in to the student’s Theology teacher to be logged. Students can check their progress with the Campus Minister.
Service hours completed after May 1, are applied to the following school year.