Service Learning combines community service and civic engagement with academic study, allowing individuals to apply their knowledge and skills learned in the classroom while volunteering their time and service to the community. Service Learning enriches learning, teaches civic responsibility, fosters a sense of caring for others, strengthens communities, and promotes reflective and critical thinking.
Service Learning at OSUIT is to provide & promote opportunities to students in an environment outside the classroom in order to prepare and sustain a diverse student body as competitive members of a world-class workforce and contributing members of society.
Are you volunteering on campus?
Departments are responsible for having volunteers complete the Volunteer Form before they volunteer in your area. Once completed, departments are responsible for submitting the completed forms to Human Resources prior to the volunteer event.
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Use the table below to help determine if the community service or volunteering you have done is considered Service Learning.
|What is Service Learning?||What is it NOT?|
Service or volunteering for your own reasons
|Service or volunteering for extra credit or bonus points|
Service or volunteering without benefit, credit, or pay
|Service or volunteering for class credit|
Service or volunteering outside of class
|Service or volunteering for benefit to club/organization|
Service or volunteering outside of club/organization
|Service or volunteering for punitive community service hours|
We want to know how you're living the OSUIT mission.
Please fill out this short web form and tell us how you are becoming a contributing member of society through Service Learning.