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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 can be implemented in courses that incorporate:

  • Leadership development
  • Civic literacy
  • 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.

Vision

We envision a vibrant campus that is proactively engaged in our local community and greater society.

Mission

We expand opportunities for curricular and co-curricular learning that strive to transform scholarship and knowledge into wisdom and active service.

CORE VALUES

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.

GOALS

Service Learning Initiative Committee will:

  1. Develop a culture of service, which seamlessly integrates the broader community’s needs with curricular and co-curricular activities.
  2. Maximize opportunities to engage in scholarship using classroom learning to put theory into practice through collaborative societal problem-solving.
  3. 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.

Morrie Schwartz

Devote yourself to loving others; devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to doing something that gives you purpose and meaning.