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Student Benefits

How does SL/CE benefit students?

  • Students involved in service learning and civic engagement generally have higher grade point averages than students who choose not to participate.
  • Service learning increases retention of course's subject matter and decreases student drop rates.
  • Service learning strengthens analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Students have the opportunity to gain real world experience while learning their coursework and building their resumes.
  • Students can become involved in assisting with an issue that is affecting their community.
  • SL/CE teaches citizenship and social responsibility skills that can last a lifetime.
  • Students participating in a service learning designated course or a club/organization contributing hours towards a civic engagement project/event are eligible to be nominated for The deSERVING Ranger Award presented by certificate each spring semester.