Seattle University defines service-learning as "A credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized activity that meets community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of the course content and a broader appreciation of the discipline. Through this process of reciprocity, students further enhance their personal development and the leadership skills needed to work for social justice in our diverse world.” - adapted from Bringle and Hatcher, 1996
Students choose a community agency from a list of opportunities approved by their faculty member and serve for a set period of time, usually 18 hours (or 2-3 hours per week) for the quarter. Faculty members provide discussions, reflections, and assignments to help students connect their experiences with course content. Contact CCE to share a placement opportunity.
Students work on a project that meets an organization's need and enables them to skills related to their academic discipline. Past projects include research, data analysis, video production, graphic design, and marketing strategies.
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Please use the form below to submit an idea for a project or contact the CCE for more information.