Service Learning

In service-learning programs, such as those at the schools listed below, volunteering in the community is an instructional strategy – and a requirement of a student's course work. The service relates to what happens in class, and in turn, the course work plays off of the volunteering.

In spring 2013 we invited college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools to nominate up to 10 institutions with stellar examples of service learning. Colleges and universities that were mentioned most often are listed here, in alphabetical order.

Augsburg College

Minneapolis, MN

Berea College

Berea, KY

Brown University

Providence, RI

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

Duke University

Durham, NC

Elon University

Elon, NC

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Portland State University

Portland, OR

Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Tufts University

Medford, MA

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Wagner College

Staten Island, NY

Warren Wilson College

Asheville, NC

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