Service Learning

Service Learning



The mission of the WMU Center for Service Learning is to develop mutually beneficial service learning partnerships between community‐based organizations and our campus to:

    1. foster engaged student citizenship and learning as well as
    2. mobilize our knowledge, talents and energies to benefit the greater community.


  • Serve as a campus information clearinghouse to facilitate the implementation of communitybased service learning;
  • Broker and facilitate university‐community partnerships for service learning identification of community partners, and exploring linkages that will effectively match academic/professional interests with community needs;
  • Create flexible reflection structures that incorporate alumni, community members and graduate students into the service learning enterprise;
  • Serve as a consultant, advocate and strategist for the incorporation of service learning to advance the student learning objectives (personal, professional or academic) of campus units;
  • Coordinate activities between, and build community among, WMU service learning stakeholders.

What's New


For Community Partners: Advertise your youth programs at the KCIS-PNC "Make the Promise to Learn" Event! Deadline for registration: June 7, 2010.

Promise to Learn Letter of Invite [pdf]
Promise to Learn Registration [pdf]


Service Learning
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5236 USA
(269) 387-2139 | (269) 387-2789 Fax