Service Learning 100% of Our Students Participate in Service Learning

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ― St. Francis of Assisi

What is Service Learning?

Service-Learning is a type of experiential education that combines academic goals with activities that address human and community needs.

Why do Service-Learning?

  • To enhance student learning, whether in or outside the classroom
  • To serve and to collaborate with non-profit agencies in the Tri-State Area
  • To foster a sense of civic responsibility and commitment to the common good

What is the difference between service-learning and community service?

Community service participants volunteer for the primary or sole purpose of meeting the needs of others and bettering the community as a whole. Service-learning meets the needs of the community while enhancing students’ academic achievements.

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Contact Information

Sara Phillips, Coordinator of Experiential Learning
217-228-5432 x3356

Kristen Liesen, Director of Experiential Learning
217-228-5432 x3355

Fr. John Doctor, Vice President for Mission and Ministry
217-228-5432 x3614