705 S. New Street
Lawrence Center, Room 241
West Chester, PA 19382
Staff from the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs offer resources and support to faculty who are implementing service-learning in their courses and programs.
West Chester University defines academic service-learning as a teaching method that combines community service with curricular goals, as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. This growing area in higher education is distinguished from other experiential education approaches by benefiting both the provider and the recipient. For a deeper understanding of what distinguishes service-learning from other forms of volunteering, review the Furco diagram. During the 2015-2016 academic year service-learning courses were taught in all five colleges.