University Service-Learning courses consist of two parts: academics & service.
(1) Weekly seminar, readings and reflective writing
Academic coursework helps you process and learn from your service experiences and correlate your service to course content, your program of study, and career goals.
- See online class catalog for schedule and location of weekly seminar.
- While scheduling for service hours is flexible, the meeting day/time noted for each section is NOT flexible and students are required to attend all weekly seminar sessions.
- Online sections are offered in the summer for out-of-town students.
- This seminar and academic coursework is the basis upon which your grade and course-credit is earned.
(2) Community service
You will arrange your service schedule with your selected Community Partner to complete the required number of hours, spread evenly throughout the semester.
USL 210 & USL 216 require 70 service hours
Fall/Spring: ~5 hrs/week
Summer: ~10 hrs/week
USL 402 & USL 410 require 100 service hours
Fall/Spring: ~7.5 hrs/week
Summer: ~15 hrs/week
See Selecting a Service Internship
As a USL student-intern you will:
- Engage in direct service to the community
- Learn about your selected Community Partner, its mission and daily operations
- Analyze how the Community Partner makes a positive impact on the community
- Determine how the Community Partner addresses social justice issues in the community
- Find your own transportation to and from the service site
How do I enroll?
What happens after I enroll?
- A Welcome Announcement containing details on how to set up your service internship will be emailed to enrolled students and posted to Canvas 2-3 weeks prior to the first day of class.
- This announcement will contain links to instructional videos posted on Canvas.
- While you should browse through possible service internships before or upon enrolling (see Selecting a Service Internship), do NOT contact Community Partners or set up your service internship prior to receiving the “welcome” email from your instructor.