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Orientation: What is Service Learning?

Service Learning is a form of experiential learning ("Hands On") that combines service to the community with classroom learning. We include reflection on that experience and build upon civic responsibility.

caption:Four Components of Service Learning

  • Academic Coursework
  • Service to the Community
  • Reflection
  • Civic Engagement/Responsibility

Service Learning is different from Volunteering!

  • Volunteers serve in any way needed and leave.
  • Service learners serve to learn about course content and reflect upon how the experience has engaged them to serve in their communities, while also becoming academically strong.