Student Life and Student Services

Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement

Why Service Learning

Research on service learning (from the American Association for Community Colleges) reveals the following:

  • 90 percent of students agreed that academically-based service helped them see how course subject matter can be used in everyday life.
  • 70 percent thought that service learning helped them better understand required reading & lectures.
  • Given a choice between a course that offered service learning versus one that didn’t, 82 percent of students who had taken a service learning course preferred to do so again.
  • 77 percent agreed that service learning should be practiced in more classes at their institutions.
  • 80 percent of students express a greater interest in doing service in their community after their service learning experience.

Engaged Learning
Students and Faculty Meeting

Increased Motivation

Connecting Learning to Life
Students Building

“I do not know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know; the only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” - Albert Schweitzer