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Service Learning Program

What is Service Learning?

Service learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience that combines both community service and academic learning.

Students are Expected to:

    • Participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs.
    • Enroll in a course that requires a minimum of 15 hours of faculty/agency supervised service activity.
    • Reflect on their experience and its impact on the community and their relationship to the world around them.
    • Develop greater self awareness, social responsibility, and desire for civic engagement.
    • Learn to care more about the needs others.
    • Develop the attitude and skills to affect community change in our diverse multicultural world.

What Service Learning is NOT:

    • Unsupervised volunteer activity.
    • An experience lacking “hands-on” learning opportunities.
    • Performing tasks unrelated to the agency’s mission for community engagement.
    • A requirement to complete community service as discipline for behavioral or academic infractions.
    • A semester long internship designed to develop skills related to the student’s major and career interest.

Key Elements of Service Learning:

    • Both the student and the service learning provider/agency receive mutual benefit.
    • The agency’s target population also receives benefit from the student’s activities.
    • Service learning experience is directly related to the student’s course learning objectives.
    • Student reflects during the preparation, participation, and post-experience stages.
    • Provides diverse and challenging experiential activities.
    • Develops higher order critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.

For more information on the benefits of participating in the Service Learning Program contact:

Robert Bulsza, LPC
Director of Internships and Service Learning
Career Services Center
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-203C
P.O. Box 261954
Conway SC 29528

Phone: (843) 234-3450
Fax: (843) 349-2718


Robert Bulsza