Civic Engagement
Civic Engagement
Civic Engagement promotes engagement of students, faculty and staff in the creation of relationships with schools, for-profits, non-profits and governmental organizations leading to direct volunteerism, service-learning and responsible citizenship through electoral participation.

The Director of Civic Engagement Paul Sittason Stark and Community Service Coordinator Samantha Bensman coordinate events and projects for students to embrace volunteerism and service within Seneca County as students prepare to be global citizens.

Heidelberg University is challenging students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and friends to complete 10 hours of service each semester for the community of Tiffin and beyond.

 It is our goal to see as many of you engaged in the community as possible and truly share the wealth that is in service learning. There are numerous organizations, agencies and churches that are working together to make the city of Tiffin as strong as possible and they need your help.

We challenge you to help make a difference. In the ‘Berg Service Challenge, we ask that you commit 20 hours of your semester to the community of Tiffin.

  • Read the Service Opportunities PDF to find a list of organizations that are in our community to work with for your ten hours. You are also invited to visit the Director of Civic Engagement Paul Sittason Stark or the Community Service Coordinator Samantha Bensman to learn of more organizations.

  • Make contact with the organization and you will track your own hours through Siggy Central. 

  • Go to Siggy Central, request to join Berg Service Challenge, and fill out the Community Service Hours form with the hours you completed!

  • Upon completion of the semester you will be contacted about receiving your Berg Service Challenge certificate and or Berg Service Challenge Presidential pin.  

Thank you for accepting the challenge and committing to service!

Fall 2019 Berg Service Challenge Award Winners

  • Taylor Wiertrzykowski
  • Chase Morrison
  • Blake Jerome
  • Carson Pottenger 
  • Anna Cavanaugh
  • McKenna Essman
  • Emly Fox 
  • Tristan Goerk
  • Paige Hood 
  • Lo Jackson
  • Timothy Jasper 
  • Megan Newell
  • Macy Zachary

Contact Information

Paul Sittason Stark
Director of Religious Life and Civic Engagement

Campus Center


Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

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