Western Michigan University's Office of Service Learning was established in February 2010. Since inauguration, the office has worked to institutionalize service learning at WMU. In July 2012, the Office of Service Learning moved under the direction of the Center for Academic Success Programs, which is focused on enhancing teaching and promoting student learning through collaborative, effective research-based programs. Moving service learning under the academic success programs umbrella strategically aligns service learning with the University’s goals of being a learner-centered, discovery-driven, and globally engaged institution of higher education.