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Community Engaged 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.

Service through Bat Boxes

Service through Bat Boxes

December 12, 2017

Kristin Brubaker

Dr. Robert Schmidt is no stranger to service-learning. Throughout his tenure at USU he has consistently provided meaningful hands on projects for his students in a range of course from Environmental A...

New Community Partners - Fostering Sustainability in Latino Communities

New Community Partners - Fostering Sustainability in Latino Communities

October 13, 2017

Ros Brain, Ivy Thomson

Environmental sustainability outreach programs can benefit significantly by connecting to and fostering change within the Spanish speaking community. This article demonstrates a case study in which th...

USU Student's Travel to Peru

USU Student's Travel to Peru

October 12, 2017

USU Students traveled to Peru to help sustainable and socially fair coffee operations...

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Student Quotes

'This experience was the most beneficial assignment I have had so far in my educational experience at USU. It challenged my perspectives about myself and others, and it allowed me to improve my understanding of how simple things can foster a connection between individuals.’ - SW 2400 Student

'I certainly have discovered the importance of strengthening the community through this project. While I learned about research processes, the importance of teamwork, and other technical skills, more importantly I learned to be a concerned member of the community, and to be involved in making changes.' – Honors 3020 Student

"The service-learning project was the single most useful thing I have done since starting school.  It was such a contrast to the traditional class and 
challenged me in ways that I imagine a future job might."  
-USU Student