Service-Learning Overview

What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning is an educational method in which the service is integrated into the course curriculum and requires that the students reflect on their service activity. Service-Learning incorporates the mission of the College in the classroom allowing students to grasp "real-life" experiences in their field of study, while meeting community needs through service.

Every semester new and exciting courses are offered at Westminster incorporating a service-learning component into the curriculum. Many Westminster Faculty include service-learning components. A good start is with the people designed as a Service-Learning Faculty Fellow by clicking on the SLFF link on the left.

Benefits of Service-Learning

  • Real-world experience helps with career exploration, skill-building, resume-building and networking
  • Involvement with important concerns helps students understand issues, builds their passions, and gives them skills
  • Applying abstract concepts or theories to real situations helps students understand course concepts and ask valuable questions
  • Improves self-efficacy
  • Students become more civically engaged.

Contact Us

Patrick Krantz, Drinko Center Director
Phone: (724) 946-6097

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."

- Chinese Proverb