Volunteer and Service Learning Center - A Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma

What is Service Learning?

At UCO, service-learning is defined as: course-based, credit-bearing activities in which students participate in service projects that meet identified community needs and reflect on their participation to gain a better understanding of course content as well as an enhanced sense of civic responsibility. 

Service-learning integrates community service into academic instruction to support the learning goals of a course.  The connection between academics and community service offers a dynamic opportunity to strengthen student learning in a powerful context where students gain first-hand experience with economic, social, cultural, educational, environmental and political issues that shape a particular course.

Have you incorporated Service Learning into your curriculum? Let us know about it!

Click here to download the Service Learning Project Overview form

UCO Service Learning Advisory Board (SLAB)

Course Examples & Descriptions and Sample Syllabi

Assessing Service Learning

Oklahoma Campus Compact

Campus Compact

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

Publications and Journals


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