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Service Learning

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has" ~ Margaret Mead

Equity Data

Service Learning Data Summary
The Service Learning Report from Institutional Research & Planning (January, 2020) summarizes outcomes associated with Service Learning since Fall 2015, and has included over 2,500 participants. This report examines the performance of those service-learning participants, including both required and optional participation. Success and retention was higher for students participating in Service Learning than it was for other students in like courses, and the apparent benefit in the target courses was greater for some subpopulations, most notably (a) African Americans, (b) Hispanics, (c) first generation students, and (d) foster youth. Additionally, term-to-term persistence was higher for Service Learning students than it was for other students.