Service Learning

Academic service learning courses listed meet with the following seven criteria:

  1. ACADEMIC: This is a credit-bearing undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies course.
  2. SERVICE: The service addresses a community need through direct or indirect service or community-based research.
  3. SERVICE: The service follows processes that are mutually agreed upon by partner agencies and the instructor and/or students.
  4. SERVICE: There are planned benefits for the community and students.
  5. LEARNING: This course integrates service and academic course content that enhance and inform each other.
  6. LEARNING: The course actively guides and supports students in critical reflection through assignments and in-class activities that integrate student service and course content.
  7. LEARNING: Student course assessment and credit are based upon evidence of student learning, including critical reflection.

Interested in offering a service-learning course? Please contact Wendy Wagner at [email protected]

Service-Learning Courses

Below is a sample of academic service-learning courses offered this fall and upcoming spring semester:

Fall Semester 2016

  • Biology of Nutrition & Health
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Intro Human Svc & Social Justice
  • Organizing Social Justice Human Service
  • Interpersonal Relationships in HS
  • Human Interactions: Child/Adol
  • Adv. Spanish Service Learning
  • Urban Sociology
  • University Writing
  • Applied Organizational Leadership
  • Social Innovation

Spring Semester 2017

  • Ecology & Evolution of Organisms
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Intro Human Svc & Social Justice
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Nonprofit and Org. Management
  • Fact/Field/Fiction: HSSJ
  • Supervised Experience in HSSJ
  • Role NGOs Intermational Humanitarian Assisstance


For GW, a Day of Service

More than 600 volunteers spent the day working on community projects and honoring King's life and legacy.

University Holds Children's Book Drive

The GW community is coming together to donate books for local nonprofit organizations.

Volunteers Empower Communities Worldwide

Alternative break participants tackled environmental and economic issues while amassing 6,000 service hours on their collective trips.