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University of Illinois Springfield

Department of Service Learning University of Illinois Springfield

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About the Service-Learning Department

Service-Learning is an opportunity for students to provide community service to local non-profit agencies while receiving college credit. It offers an opportunity to explore the connections of academic theory and the practical needs of the community while expanding overall knowledge of community-based problems.

Students learn to enrich their real life service experience by applying it to the learning process in ways like self-reflection, self-discovery and learning new skills and knowledge.

Service-Learning courses can also fulfill one of two Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) requirements, which are part of the general education curriculum. Service-learning courses can be taken to complete the ECCE Engagement or the ECCE Elective requirements.