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Division of Professional Practice

Service-Learning and Civic Engagement


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Carnegie Foundation

UC earns 2015 Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification!

As a recipient of the 2010 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, your campus will be included in the announcement of the newly classified and re-classified campuses from the 2015 classification cycle. The announcement of the entire set of classified institutions will be released publicly on January 7, 2015 ...



"Collaboration is the stuff of growth." ~ Sir Ken Robinson, on Changing Education Paradigms
Jack Twyman Award







Jack Twyman Award for Service Learning is given to a collaborative educational team engaged in a service learning project that exemplifies the values Jack Twyman demonstrated in his life. The award will be given annually to one educational team who’s service learning project exemplifies the “Bearcat Bond” … read more


Good news: The Corporation for National and Community Service has recognized UC to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2013!


Service Learning is an important part of the UC2019► Strategic Plan and the Integrated Core Learning initiative.  We believe your experience will be rewarding, offering you many opportunities to grow and learn. Our mission is to serve and support our students, faculty, and community partners to ensure that the Service Learning experience benefits everyone. Please contact our office if we can assist you in the Service Learning experience.

The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is located in the Steger Student Life Center and is a part of the Division of Professional Practice. Michael Sharp, the Director for the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, collaborates with the Service-Learning Advisory Council to support service-learning and civic engagement at UC.  Watch the news and announcements section on this website for upcoming workshops and other service-learning events.

To receive updates, announcements, and opportunities, click here to sign up for the Service Learning and Civic Engagement listserv.

Diagram of SL

What is Service-Learning?

Service Learning (SL) is a specially designed learning experience in which students combine reflection with structured participation in community-based projects to achieve specified learning outcomes as part of an academic course and/or program requirement. By participating in academic community partnerships at the local, national, or international level, students gain a richer mastery of course content, enhance their sense of civic responsibility, and ultimately develop a more integrated approach to understanding the relationship between theory, practice, ideas, values, and community.

Brochure for Service Learning & Civic Engagement

Click the image above for the electronic Service Learning & Civic Engagement brochure