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Academically Engaged Community Service
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What is Service Learning?

Service Learning integrates academic coursework with service to the community. Students engage in classroom activities and discussions and perform local service projects related to their academic coursework. 

More than a volunteering opportunity, service learning furthers educational goals while promoting civic responsibility. From focused instruction and concept discussions with classmates to practical, real-world application, coupled with reflection and assessment, the learning process becomes a much richer and more well-rounded experience. Through reflective activities, students enhance their understanding of course content, learn to apply academic training to solve real-world problems, and develop a sense of civic responsibility.

What's in it for me?  

Why do it?  Here's what students & faculty have to say.

Service Learning FAQs

NEW!  CSL Student Ambassador Program

The Center for Service Learning (CSL) Student Ambassadors is a diverse group of UT Arlington students from across disciplines that provides service learning awareness, information, and assistance through presentations, events, and outreach to the UTA and surrounding community. It consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Historian, PR & Marketing Coordinator, and Outreach Coordinator.

Want to join the team?  Click Here for more information about the program. 

Click Here for the application.

Deadline to apply for this academic year is December 10, 2017.


Partner Breakfast 2016Community Partner Breakfast 

The annual Partner Breakfast brought together UT Arlington Faculty and Staff with regional Non-Profit Community Partners and Agencies, providing a unique opportunity for collaboration in service learning and service projects within UT Arlington academic courses and campus programs.   Thank you to our guest speaker, Dr. Charla Markham-Shaw, Chair of the Department of Communication.  Her faculty and student service learning success stories were an inspiration to all who attended.

Mark your calendar for next year's Partner Breakfast - Friday, January 26, 2018 in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center.

CSL Poster

Awareness Campaign now underway!

Have you seen our new service learning posters around campus? This is just the beginning of our Service Learning Awareness Campaign! Look for our new logo, tabling events, and more as we educate students, staff, and faculty on the positive impact service learning courses make to a student's current and future life goals.

Click here to download the CSL 8 1/2" x 11" flyer

Click here to download the CSL 11" x 17" poster


Click Here for application information on our 2017-2018 Faculty Fellows Program

The Faculty Fellows program is a semester-long program for faculty interested in integrating service learning into their courses. In a series of monthly seminars, conducted both on campus and at area non-profit agencies, faculty examine the academic and institutional origins of service learning, pedagogical best practices, and possibilites of combining service learning and research.

Collegiality is one of the highlights of the Faculty Fellows experience. Faculty meet, discuss, and share in small group settings to nurture their growth in service to their community and knowledge of the process, within a mentoring environment. Through this interaction, Faculty Fellows form sustainable partnerships and supportive networks, and have opportunities to engage in collaborative, community-based research and scholarship.

UT Arlington is a Carnegie Community Engaged Campus Carnegie Logo

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Honor Roll

UT Arlington has had a consistent showing on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since 2006.

Learn more about the Honor Roll