A true liberal arts education can’t be learned just from a textbook. It has to be experienced.

So in Year Two, you’ll take your education out of the classroom by participating in community service and cultural events.

With opportunities for service learning, volunteer work, and engaging cultural activities all around you, the hardest part is choosing which to do! We recommend trying out several options: a dance concert, a service trip, an art show, an academic lecture—who knows? You might be surprised by what moves you.

Acquiring Trans4mations Credit

Students must accrue 18 units of community service and/or cultural event credit during their time at Coker. These units may be accumulated in a single area, or may be divided between community service and cultural events. The number of units awarded for a specific act of service or event is determined by the Office of the Provost. 

While cultural event and community service participation is listed as a component of the sophomore year experience, students may earn credits throughout their time at Coker. For more information, please contact your academic advisor, student success coach, or the Office of the Provost.

There’s no better way to grow as a person, learn about your community, or to understand the impact that one person can have on the world.

Through a variety of approved service opportunities with a wide range of organizations, you can apply what you’re learning in the classroom to real-world scenarios. While you’re at it, you’ll also get deeper insight into the responsibilities we have to one another, and to our broader human community.

For more information on community service options at Coker, please contact the Office of the Provost. 



Attending cultural events gives you the opportunity to experience another dimension of the academic world. These events may be performances, lectures, or other academic events. Choose what interests you, and feel free to push past your comfort zone.