Service Learning combines academic theory with community service to enhance student learning by offering hands-on experience outside of the classroom and simultaneously provides community organizations and citizen initiatives with needed expertise. Service Learning is a course-based, credit-bearing form of experiential education in which students participate in organized service that meets community-identified needs, and reflect on the service activity, in order to gain:

  • Further understanding of course content
  • An enhanced sense of civic responsibility and engagement
  • A broader appreciation of the discipline’s role in analysis of social systems and community improvement.

The MU Service Learning Program assists faculty, students, and community partners in course-specific collaborations that connect learning objectives to public service and civic engagement. Our staff provides one-on-one consultations and serves as a liaison among faculty, community partners, and students.

Please click SERVICE LEARNING on the menu bar above to browse through our resources for community partners, faculty and students.