The Service-Learning Center integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. As one form of experiential education, Service-Learning seeks to broaden students understanding of course content through activities which are, at the same time, of service to the community. Through structured reflection on their service, students are able to test and deepen their understanding of theoretical approaches in virtually any discipline.
Service-Learning courses start either of two ways: when an interested faculty member looks to incorporate a service component into their academic offering, or when a community organization identifies a need and the Service-Learning Center works with a faculty member to create a course that addresses or contributes research to that need. To learn more about the Service-Learning Center, you can go to their website here.