Community Engaged Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction andreflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
Through the integration of teaching and research, scholarship and engagement, learning and doing, Community Engaged Learning responds to community needs while enhancing student learning. Faculty role shifts from expert on top to expert on tap.
"I can honestly say that the service-learning project was not only the most memorable, educational and fun thing I did this semester, but also one of the the most beneficial things that I have ever done in my lifetime." --USU undergraduate student.
Community Engaged Learning Courses are designated “SL” in Banner and on student transcripts. Scholars are required to take a minimum of 9 credit hours of SL designated coursework. Registering for a Community Engaged Learning class is the same as registering for any other course.
Becoming an official community partner with USU’s Community Bridge Initiative (CBI) signifies that your organization is tax exempt, includes USU on liability insurance, and offers high-quality, safe community engagement opportunities for students.