Guide to Service-Learning

Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Students can also receive an Engaged Learning graduation requirement by taking a designated service-learning course.

Planning and implementing a service-learning course can seem daunting at first. But we are here to help you all along the way. 

The National Service-Learning Movement

  • Campus Compact: Drury University is a member of this national coalition of higher education institutions committed to civic engagement and service-learning.
  • The Corporation for National and Community Service: This federal agency seeks to support all service activities across the United States, especially service-learning projects.

Key Questions to Consider When Designing a Service-Learning Course

If you need further assistance, or want us to walk you through the process of finding a good community partner to set up a service-learning course with, contact us: (417) 873-6803 or