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Service Learning

Service learning is a high-impact practice that connects meaningful community service with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility.

Why participate in service learning projects?

  • Service learning provides hands-on learning in real-world settings and opportunities to enhance the community through service.
  • Many students end up learning more about future professions, getting internships and jobs as a result of service learning.
  • Most importantly, students gain real-life experience and are fulfilled in knowing they are making a difference in their communities.

Service Learning opportunities on campus:

  • Service Learning LogoIndividual in-class service learning:Students commit to serving a certain number of hours for a community organization or community project.
  • Whole-class service learning: The entire class undertakes a community project.
  • Honors service learning: Students earn honors credits by committing to an individual or group community project.

Service learning project requirements:

  • Determine a project that connects service to course outcomes.
  • Register for service learning. Email for service learning registration form.
  • Complete service learning project/hours.
  • Submit documentation of completion.
  • Reflect and present on the experience.

If you need help planning a service learning project or finding a location for service, stop by the HIP Hub in Room 1872 in WCC or email

(505) 566-4274

West Classroom Complex Room 1626 (next door to CPED)