Sutton Scholars Service Requirement

  • The information in this page is for current IUP freshman and sophomore students who were awarded the renewable Sutton Scholarship as freshman in fall 2017 or fall 2018.

    Congratulations on receiving the Sutton Scholarship! As part of your scholarship, you are required to complete five service hours per year. These hours can be earned by participating in the opportunities below or by completing community service on your own. If you are participating in community service for another group at IUP, you are permitted to utilize those hours here as well. 

    Below are the current service opportunities. Select the links below to sign up for the various service opportunities using Sign Up Genius.

    Tour Guide Assistant
    Weekday Programs

    We host tours two times per day for prospective students and their families most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the academic year. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. and last for approximately two hours.

    You are expected to arrive 30 minutes early to check in with the primary tour leader, clarify your role as part of the tour with the primary tour leader, and to complete the Sutton Scholarship Service Hours paperwork located at the front desk in Sutton 120.

    Total Service Hours Earned: 2.5 hours

    Sign up for the Tour Guide Assistant (Weekday Programs)

    Tour Guide Assistant
    Weekday Experience IUP Programs

    We offer seven Experience IUP Programs (one in the fall, six in the spring) to allow students (and their families) who have been admitted to IUP the opportunity to learn more in-depth information about the university.

    On these dates, you would arrive at 2:00 p.m. and work until 4:30 p.m. The primary responsibility on these dates would be to assist the primary tour leader in a campus tour or to escort groups to residence halls for tours.

    Total Service Hours Earned: 2.5 hours

    Sign up for the Tour Guide Assistant (Weekday Experience IUP Programs)

    Parking and Guest Greeting
    Weekday Experience IUP Programs

    We offer seven Experience IUP Programs (one in the fall, six in the spring) to allow students (and their families) who have been admitted to IUP the opportunity to learn more in-depth information about the university.

    On these dates, you would arrive at 8:30 a.m. and work until 11:00 a.m. The primary responsibilities of this service activity would be to assist with parking cars and greeting families as they arrive to campus.

    Total Service Hours Earned: 2.5 hours

    Sign up for Parking and Guest Greeting (Weekday Experience IUP Programs)

    Tour Guide Assistant
    Saturday Open House Programs

    We host Open House programs two times per semester on selected Saturdays.

    On these dates, you would arrive at 9:30 a.m. and work until 2:30 p.m. You would check in at the Performing Arts Center and help out with various tasks as needed. In addition, you would assist one of our primary tour leaders with a campus tour.

    Total Service Hours Earned: 5 hours

    Sign up for the Tour Guide Assistant (Saturday Open House Programs)

    Parking and Guest Greeting
    Saturday Open House Programs

    We host Open House programs two times per semester on selected Saturdays.

    On these dates, you would arrive at 7:30 a.m. and work until 10:00 a.m. The primary responsibilities of this service activity would be to assist with parking cars and greeting families as they arrive to campus.

    Total Service Hours Earned: 2.5 hours

    Sign up for Parking and Guest Greeting (Saturday Open House Programs)


    If these options don’t work with your schedule, or if they are full before you sign up, you can also fulfill your service obligation by completing service hours elsewhere. You can learn about many service opportunities by visiting the IUP Office of Service Learning website. If you choose to earn your service hours elsewhere, please send an e-mail to sutton-scholars@iup.edu to let us know the service hours that you completed. Be sure to include your name, where you volunteered, and the number of hours that you completed.

    Questions? Email Sutton-Scholars@iup.edu.