Through engagement opportunities offered at the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, students are able to apply course concepts outside of the classroom through service placements in the community. In addition to addressing a community-identified need, students gain hands-on experience, enhance their critical reflection skills and build lasting connections with the community.
All undergraduate and graduate students from every discipline are encouraged to participate.
The office offers a variety of engagement opportunities, both for credit as well as opportunities outside of courses. Programs offered through our office combine service at a community organization with intentional learning outcomes achieved through critical, reflective thinking. To view a list of our current opportunities, visit our Engagement Opportunities page.
Students may be involved either through curricular (credit earning) or co-curricular (non-credit) opportunities.
In addition to our current courses and programs, you may contact the OSLCE and we will work with you to find an engagement opportunity that works best with your degree and interests.
When completing a service placement at a partner organization arranged by the OSLCE, we will act as a liaison to address any concerns that may arise in connection to your placement hours. In addition to this, the office will provide support/training for those students who wish to be service-learning peer leaders in their courses, colleges, clubs, offices, etc.
The University Writing Center has partnered with our office to provide consultations designed to help you write effectively and get the most out of your service-learning experience. Whether you are writing a journal or reflection of your experience, looking to incorporate your experience into personal statements and scholarship applications, or seeking grant funding for future service projects, a Writing Center consultant is available to help you through each stage of the writing process. Please visit the Writing Center website to make a consultation appointment, or drop by our office in the Thompson building to learn more.