Service Learning is a form of Experiential Education that combines community service and academic learning. Through Service Learning, you will have the opportunity to meet community needs, practice the concepts and skills you are learning in the classroom, and reflect critically upon your experience.
Service Learning is different from volunteering in that it has an academic component while volunteering does not. Service Learning can be completed for academic credit under the supervision of a faculty member through participation in a service project that is part of an existing course or through EX 287, 387 or 487 "Community and Service Learning Projects." Service Learning will enable you to explore new vistas leading to personal growth, enhanced social awareness, and the building of critical jobs skills.
How to get started:
To find out more about Service Learning , please visit the Office of Service Learning and Community Programs on the lower level of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center or access the Experiential Education Web site.
"Service Learning is a wonderful forum where you can learn course content through active participation in thoughtfully-developed and organized community service experiences. Such experiences foster a proactive citizenry, working toward social justice and equity for all."