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Office of Service Learning & Continuing Education

Office of Service Learning & Continuing Education

Definition of Service-Learning

Academic Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with Water Testing Project.jpginstruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.  Also known as “pure” service-learning.

Community Service Service-Learning is services volunteered by individuals or an organization to benefit a community or its institutions


Students are required to complete at least 160 hours of service-learning activities prior to graduation. 

Eighty (80) hours through “pure” service-learning activities (approved courses) and eighty (80) hours of approved civic engagement activities or community service projects.

The following courses are designated as service-learning courses:  English 101; English 102; Mathematics 147 and 148; History 101; History 104; Social Science 101 FYE 101; FYE 102; HON 110; and ED 101 and other courses per request.

Approval is required each semester to ensure that projects fit the cycle of service-learning. 

All projects and courses must be approved by the Office of Service-Learning prior to the beginning of the project in order to qualify.