Mission and Goals

The Office of Service-Learning seeks to connect and engage students, faculty, and the community in projects that intentionally redistribute power, create egalitarian partnerships, and generate deeper learning and civic engagement to benefit the greater community. 

We strive to accomplish the following: 

  • Serve as a campus and community resource to facilitate the implementation of service-learning.
  • Coordinate activities between, and build community among, service-learning stakeholders.
  • Integrate meaningful service to enrich the learning experience, encourage civic engagement, and strengthen communities.
  • Effectively match academic and professional development with community-identified needs.
  • Empower students and community partners by providing opportunities to be part of the solution to community-identified needs.
  • Provide equity among students, professors/instructors, community partners, and those served.
  • Incorporate guided student reflection to help all stakeholders identify and address biases, and provides a new framework to contextualize and better understand experiences.