• Staycation group participating in a trust-building exercise
  • A photo of a student holding a Rainbow Run sign

Service-learning is a mutually beneficial endeavor in which course learning objectives are met by addressing community-identified needs--putting academics into practice. Projects require a minimum of 15 hours of service work outside the classroom, and provide students with opportunities to be a part of the solution to challenges identified by our community partners. Service-learning always includes critical reflection of the experience and empowers community members, students, and faculty to create change.

Interested in receiving a service-learning course designation? Please read the criteria.

Service-learning at Western Michigan University