This is an advantageous endorsement for students transferring to a university, pursuing a service profession or are interested in applying skills as they learn. To receive a Service Learning Endorsement, you must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of classes designated as Academic Service Learning (or the Individual Service Option).
Linking academic courses to volunteerism benefits students, the campus, and the community. Through service learning/civic engagement, students master course objectives, apply new learning skills in guided service opportunities, and make a difference in the world. Volunteering, unlike other types of homework assignments, enhances learning through real-world experiences and application, which employers and transfer institutions value.
Service hours must be completed through one of our many approved campus partnerships. We are happy to add new service partners, so if you are working with an organization that isn’t currently recognized as a partner, just call the Honors office to request that we add them to the list. Thank you for your service!
Why Earn a Service Learning Endorsement?
- You believe volunteerism and community service are important in our culture.
- You understand that volunteering and community service enhance learning through hands-on
application of skills and knowledge.
- You realize that hands on training enhances your résumé.
- You want to give back to your community and make a difference in the world.
- It is beneficial to our own emotional well-being.
Courses listed below will always have a Service Learning component as part of the course curriculum.
Education-Early Childhood Education:
- ECE 180 Child and Family Welfare Services
- ECE 230 Classroom Behavior
- HUM 190 Individual Humanism
- SOC 101 Intro to Social Work
- SOC 211 Sociology of Gender
- SOC 290 Individual & Community
Many teachers choose to add a Service Learning component to the curriculum of their class.
Independent Service Option (ISO)
Do you have a Service Learning project in mind? Work with a professor one-on-one to develop a Service Learning project that fits your goals.
If you are a faculty member interested in more information on Service Learning, please contact:
Service Learning Coordinator