The Student Involvement Recognition (SIR) Program is designed to recognize a student’s commitment to college or community. Your contribution will be officially recognized on your college transcript which can be used to show your accomplishments to university admissions, scholarship applications and to future employers. CÉGEP Heritage College will offer this opportunity starting Fall 2020.

Compulsory Criteria

In order to have your activity qualify for the SIR program, four (4) criteria must be met. You must be:

  1. A full-time student during the period of involvement
  2. Academically successful during the semester in which the activity takes place
  3. Participating on a volunteer basis. You cannot obtain any form of compensation
  4. Involved with your activity for a minimum of 60 hours per semester

Seven Categories of Involvement

There are seven areas of student involvement:

  1. Social & Community
  2. Science
  3. Arts & Culture
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Politics
  6. Academics
  7. Athletics

Your 60 hours of involvement can take place at Heritage, outside of Heritage in your community, or a combination. If you have done 60+ hours in multiple categories in one semester, you can apply for multiple recognitions, however you can only apply once per category per semester. As long as you are a full-time student at Heritage, you can apply in every semester. You can also apply in the same category as a previous semester. You can complete hours in different places/with different supervisors to get your required 60 hours of involvement. However, all your involvement must fall under one category in order to add up.

For complete information as to what activities qualify, please consult the official guide.

Application Process

To apply for the SIR, you must complete the application form prior to starting your hours. The SIR coordinator will contact you to setup a brief meeting (in person or Zoom) to discuss the program details. All of your involvement hours must be verified by a supervisor. Supervisors cannot be fellow students. If your supervisor is a Heritage staff member, they will be contacted to verify your hours. If your supervisor is from outside the college, they must complete and sign the Form, available from the SIR coordinator.

SIR recognition is only visible on your official transcript which comes from the Registrar (the one sent to universities and employers). It will not be visible online.


Questions? Contact us

Student Life Advisor

Jeremy Howard


(819) 778-2270 ext.1820