Jump to main page content
Purdue signature
center for instructional excellence

For Students

What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning is a real course, you receive credits just like any other class, except here you'll actually be working on solutions to real problems in real communities. You'll use knowledge and skills directly related to a course or discipline and gain a better understanding of course content and a broader appreciation for the discipline.

You can find out more by exploring our first annual academic engagement poster session.

Why Service-Learning?

Ready to take charge of your future? Service-Learning gives you the opportunity to help your community and develop skills you’ll use for a lifetime. Plus, you can enhance your networking opportunities within the community and gain valuable working experience within your related field of study. Ultimately, you will be doing something to positively impact the community in which you live while gaining lifelong habits of civic engagement.

How do I get started?

If you're ready to learn more about how Service-Learning can help you take charge of your future, here's what you need to do: