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Center for Student Conduct

Community Restitution Reflection Paper Guidelines

Community Restitution
Reflection Paper Guidelines

In addition to completing your community restitution hours, you must compose a reflection paper based on that experience. This paper must be at least 750 words, double-spaced and typed. It may not contain any profanity. Please submit your paper to the Center for Student Conduct, 41 So. Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05405. This can also be sent as a pdf to The community restitution coordinator will review the essay and forward it to the hearing officer who issued the sanction.

Please choose one of the following topics as a focus for your essay:

  • Write a personal essay about changes you've observed in yourself or the way you see community as a result of your community restitution experience. What aspects of this experience were most meaningful to you?
  • Write an essay about how your experience of working in a community agency relates to your college learning experience, academic major, or future path.
  • Using your experiences of working at a Burlington community agency and living in the UVM community, explore what it means to be a responsible member of a community. What are the specific duties that a responsible community member fulfills? What are values and beliefs that support positive community development?

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