Service Learning (SL) integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. As one form of experiential education, service learning seeks to broaden students’ understanding of course content through activities which are, at the same time, of service to the campus and/or surrounding community. Through structured reflection on their service, students are able to test and deepen their understanding of theoretical approaches in virtually any discipline. 

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life provides support and resources for faculty interested in incorporating service learning into their courses. Service-Learning Initiative Grants (SLIGs) provide faculty with funds to develop their new service-learning courses. Faculty who teach service-learning courses often work closely with the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships.

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