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Leadership and Service Center


In service-learning, your education is connected to meaningful, hands-on community service. This rewarding method of learning can prepare you for life as part of a greater community.

Learning embedded with the Carolinian Creed.

Service-learning is mutually rewarding for participants and participating organizations. Students enjoy a sense of community connection while living out the principles of the Carolina Creed in their day-to-day life. Service recipients benefit from professional insight and fresh thinking. 

The hands-on tasks of service transform real-world concerns into avenues for educational growth. The courses, which are an opportunity to test, observe or prove concepts and skills, also can help students earn Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD). Service-learning helps prepare students to be full, responsible participants in both their profession and their communities.

The Effects of Service-Learning

Growing research shows that service-learning can have significant positive effects on many areas of students' lives, including:

  • Academic performance
  • Values
  • Self-efficacy
  • Leadership
  • Choice of a service career
  • Plans to participate in service after college
  • Increased degree of interest in subject matter

Spring 2019 Service-Learning Courses

Course  Section(s) Course Title Instructor of Record
ARTE 530  001 Art of Children Olga Ivashkevich
ARTE 540P 000 Practicum in Art Education Minuette Floyd
EDML 321 H10 & 001 Middle Level Teaching and Management Melissa Baker
ENVR501 003 Special Topics in the Environment Thomas Syfert
GERM 401P 000 Practicum in Teaching German to Young Children Lara Ducate
HPEB 489 001 Food Systems Capston Seminar Sonya Jones
HPEB 489 H10 Food Systems Capston Seminar Sonya Jones
HPEB 502 J10 Applied Aspects of Human Nutrition Nicholas Younginer
HPEB 553 H10 & 001 Community Health Problems Alyssa Robillard
HPEB 553 002 Community Health Problems Edena Guimaraes
HPEB 553 J10 Community Health Problems Kenneth Watkins
HPEB 553 J50 Community Health Problems Kenneth Watkins
ITEC564 001 & 002 Project Management for Information Systems Karen Patten
JOUR531 002 Public Relations Campaigns Holly Overton
JOUR531 003 Public Relations Campaigns Brooke McKeever
JOUR531 004 Public Relations Campaigns Kelly Davis
MKTG461 001 Retailing Management Courtney Worsham
NURS 431  H10, N65, & N80 Population Health Nursing Susan Poslusny
PSYC 598 H02 Research, Practice and Policy in School Behavioral Health Mark Weist 
PUBH 498  001 Public Health Capstone Seminar Alex Blauvelt
PUBH 498  002 Public Health Capstone Seminar Kara Montgomery
PUBH 498  003 Public Health Capstone Seminar Charlotte Galloway & Sara Corwin
PUBH 498  001 Public Health Capstone Seminar Kara Montgomery
PUBH 498  001 Public Health Capstone Seminar Alex Blauvelt
SPAN 305  001 Working with Hispanic Clients Alanna Breen
SPAN 360 H01 Spanish for Healthcare Professionals Carla Swygert
UNIV201 001 Service Leadeship Lacie Rhoden
UNIV290 C01 International Healthcare: Service Learning in Costa Rica Patrick Hickey
WGST 112 H01 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Mary B. Waters

Service-Learning Yearly Overview

Each year we work to assess and report the impact of service-learning initiatives for our students, faculty and community.

2016-2017 Service-Learning Overview [pdf]
2015-16 Service-Learning Overview [pdf]

2014-15 Service-Learning Overview [pdf]
2013-14 Service-Learning Overview [pdf]



Jabari Bodrick, Ph.D.
Russell House University Union, Suite 227
(803) 576-6208