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.
Please use the form below to submit an idea for a project or contact the CCE for more information.