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Benefits of Service Learning:

Service Learning is a teaching strategy that satisfies the student support goal for faculty. There are many additional benefits to:


- Greater engagement in the process of learning​

- Greater self-efficacy​

- Greater preparedness to work in profession​

- More practical experience for job applications​

- Greater compassion, insight, and ability to solve social problems1

- Expanded horizons, opportunity to see social issues first hand and work with diverse cultures2

the organization:

- Saves costs2

- Increases visibility in the community and on campus​

- Students continue to serve beyond requirements​

the college:

- Improves campus-community relationships and/or client relationships3

- Improves retention rates​

- Satisfies student support goal​


1. Bradley CL, Saracino M. The Case for Service-Learning: Overcoming the Obstacles. J Fam Consumer Sci. 2013;105(2):41-43.​

2. Roofe N. Impact of Service-Learning on Undergraduate Dietetics Students. J Fam Consumer Sci. 2012;104(4):28-33.​

3. Gazley B, Littlepage L, Bennett T. What about the Host Agency? Nonprofit Perspectives on Community-Based Student Learning and Volunteering. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 2012;41(6):1029-1050.

Please contact the Service Learning Committee for more information.

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