The Service Learning initiative seeks to expand opportunities to apply classroom knowledge in meeting the social needs of the community in a broader quest for the common good.This experiential approach to learning that can be implemented in courses that incorporate:
- Leadership development
- Civic literacy
- The development of critical thinking as it relates to society
Service Learning, whether through short or long-term community service projects, affords students the opportunity to integrate theory into practice, apply practical skills, clarify values, and raise consciousness about community issues.
We envision a vibrant campus that is proactively engaged in our local community and greater society.
We expand opportunities for curricular and co-curricular learning that strive to transform scholarship and knowledge into wisdom and active service.
Service Learning Initiative Committee is committed to:
- Meeting the social needs and the common good of the local, national, and global community through volunteerism and classroom learning.
- Creating vibrant, committed, compassionate, and collaborative engagement with our world (locally, nationally and globally).
- Integrating the university culture of service that is mutually beneficial for both student and community growth.
Service Learning Initiative Committee will:
- Develop a culture of service, which seamlessly integrates the broader community’s needs with curricular and co-curricular activities.
- Maximize opportunities to engage in scholarship using classroom learning to put theory into practice through collaborative societal problem solving.
- Develop activities that enhance growth and learning through service to benefit our surrounding community as well as the global community of which we are all a part.
“Devote yourself to loving others; devote yourself to your community around you; and devote yourself to doing something that gives you purpose and meaning.”