Service learning is the term used for educational experiences that link accademic study with community service so that each strengthens and deepens the other. In academic service learning, students participate in an organized service activity that is both relevant to a specific course and that meets identified community needs. Participants reflect on the service activity so that they gain deeper understanding of course content and the root causes of injustice, a broader appreciation of the discipline, a greater awareness of and sensitivity to diversity, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
Service learning courses are designated SerL in the schedule of classes each semester. You can find courses that help you Explore the Core, meet your major requirements, relate to a minor program, or take as electives.