Students spend more than 75,000 hours in service-learning projects

Submitted by gallagm7 on Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:41pm

The Center for Service-Learning reports that 3,576 students spent a total of 76,983 hours putting their academic skills to work in service-learning projects in collaboration with area non-profit organizations in the 2013-14 academic year. 

There were a total of 169 courses with a service-learning component during 2013-14, the center reports. 

Other highlights the Center for Service-Learning:

  • Nationally recognized international service learning programs in Kenya and Rwanda
  • A 36-percent increase in advising: 124 students participated in advising appointments to find volunteer placements in the community
  • Viking Launch Day of Service: 80 first-year students participated, volunteering for a total of 160 cumulative hours with six community partner organizations.
  • New Service Leaders program: 26 program participants and three second-year mentors participated in cohort workshops, peer leadership opportunities and group volunteer events. They developed the 2014-2015 mentor program, and offered 67 campus and community events and other resources in total. Service Leaders partnered with 16 community organizations and formed 6 longer-term partnerships with community agencies, serving a total of 335.5 hours.