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
. During the 2015-2016 academic year service-learning courses were taught in all five colleges.