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Why Service-Learning

Service-Learning offers you the opportunity to take charge of your future by: 

  • Clarifying your personal values while pursuing your academic studies.
  • Gaining a sense of personal inner satisfaction that comes from doing something meaningful for others.
  • Identifying and researching a need within your community and evaluate ways to fulfill that need.
  • Participating in socially responsible activities that will have a positive impact, not only on your community, but also on the nation and the world.
  • Gaining experience about the world in a dynamic and interactive way.
  • Gaining knowledge and insights that will prepare you for active civic engagement.
  • Reflecting on how to maximize your personal and academic development to help you achieve your goals in life.
  • Acquiring skills that are transferable to your future work environments. 

Please fill out this survey if you are currently working with Purdue faculty in a service learning class or project.