Office of Service-Learning Support for Learning through Service

Support Service-Learning

With your help, we can reach thousands.

Service-learning makes an impact at Ohio State. In the last academic year,  more than 80 courses in nearly 40 departments reached over 2,500 Ohio State students who contributed  over 30,000 hours of service at home and abroad. Service-Learning has been identified as a high-impact learning activity based on National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) findings that it promotes deep/integrative learning and personal development for students at all levels. It is an opportunity for experiential education that takes students out of the classroom and into communities, letting them work with partners to meet real community needs and learn how they can connect academics to active citizenship. 

The Office of Service-Learning is Ohio State’s main administrative support unit that facilitates service-learning and civic engagement on our campuses. The Office of Service-Learning Development Fund supports local, national, and international efforts aligned with Ohio State Office of Service-Learning projects.  Your contribution will enable us to continue supporting faculty, staff, and students through our course grants program, campus workshops and events, and other efforts. Each year, the Office of Service-Learning provides over $40,000 in grants to Ohio State faculty seeking to develop service-learning courses. These courses provide an opportunity for Ohio State students to become involved in their communities, strengthen community bonds, and develop critical leadership skills while expanding their world views. We provide the foundation for faculty to develop meaningful courses that promote civic engagement in ways that cannot be achieved in a typical classroom.

Consider contributing to the Service-Learning Development Fund and ensure that more students are inspired to make a difference in their communities.

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