Service-Learning: For Community Partners
Service-learning is a form of experiential learning in which students engage in activities that address community needs and enhance learning objectives of a course. Intentional reflection is key to effective service-learning and helps connect course content and theory to the service project. North Dakota State University has several resources to assist community organizations in exploring service-learning partnerships with faculty and students.
At NDSU, we see service-learning as a partnership between faculty, students, and community partners. Each member of the partnership has to be equally invested in order for the service-learning experience to be successful. As a community partner, it is important that your needs are being met during the service-learning project and the service project engages students in ways that connect with course content. If you have an idea for a service-learning experience and are interested in connecting with faculty, please contact:
Assistant Director for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
While some students complete service-learning hours for a course, other students engage in co-curricular service experiences through their student organizations, residence halls, athletic teams, or other student groups. If you have volunteer needs, and would like to make students aware of these needs, please visit the NDSU Volunteer Network page and complete the Request for Volunteers form.