The Office of Service Learning and Community Programs fosters an ethic of service and civic responsibility by establishing mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and the community. The office serves as a resource for faculty who wish to integrate community service into the curriculum and for students who wish to enhance their educational experience through service learning or volunteer programs.
Service Learning is a form of Experiential Education which engages students in projects that benefit the community.
Through Service Learning students have the opportunity to apply concepts, techniques and methods learned in the classroom to real world problems and community projects related to their chosen professions and careers.
Students work under the supervision of a faculty member and must register for course credit.
Service Learning opportunities are varied and include such placements as translating for patients at a local clinic and providing public relations assistance for non-profit organizations.