Have You Considered Taking A Service-Learning Class? Here's Why You Should

October 28, 2015 at 10:31 am

Advising for spring semester has already begun and registration is right around the corner. As you start looking at your classes, don’t forget to think about service learning!

Service learning offers experiences outside the classroom that will help you to be a well-rounded, socially-minded individual.

Check out these questions to see if service-learning is a good fit for you!

Do you like to learn through hands on experiences? Would you like to take a class that connects you to the community? Would you like to make a difference?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider registering for a service-learning class for Spring 2016. Service-learning classes take the traditional academic coursework and connect the concepts to a community partner to address a need.

Why should you consider a service-learning class? Students who take service-learning classes tend to do better academically and have stronger resumes and experiences when applying for employment. Service-learning classes also provide for opportunities to make a lasting difference in the community.

How do you find out what classes are offered? Visit the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement’s website at http://www.uscupstate.edu/academics/community_engagement/Student.aspx?id=45222

What if I have questions about service-learning or a specific course? On our website, we have listed the faculty member for each of the service-learning courses offered. If you have questions about that specific course, please click on their name to email the faculty member directly. If you have questions about service-learning or volunteer projects in general, please contact Kara Ferguson in the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement at kferguson@uscupstate.edu.