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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 projects related to their academic coursework, and reflect upon those experiences.

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.

CSL: The Link Between Campus & Community

Events, Programs, Opportunities at a Glance

What's in it for me?   

Service Learning FAQs

Faculty Fellows Program

Fall 2019 Fellows

The Faculty Fellows program is a semester-long program for any full-time UTA faculty interested in integrating service learning into their courses. In a series of monthly seminars, conducted both on campus and at area nonprofit agencies, faculty examine the academic and institutional origins of service learning, pedagogical best practices, and possibilities 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.

Fall Cohort Dates Announced!

The fall Faculty Fellows seminar dates are:

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020   8:30am-3:00pm
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020  2:00-4:30pm
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020   2:00-4:30pm
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020   2:00-4:30pm
Friday, Dec. 4, 2020   11:30am-2:00pm Final presentations & luncheon

For more information and to apply

How Do You Do Service Learning in a Math Statistics Course? 

Read how Shanna Banda's statistics students conducted service learning projects

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Community Partner Breakfast 

Partner Breakfast 2016

Friday, October 2, 2020


The annual Partner Breakfast brings together UT Arlington Faculty, Staff, and Administrators with regional Nonprofit Community Agencies, providing a unique opportunity for collaboration in service learning projects within UT Arlington academic courses. It also provides campus departments the chance to discuss service opportunities for their departments and organizations wherein civic engagement is a major component.

See photos from the 2019 Partner Breakfast 

Volunteer Opportunity Exchange 

Friday, October 2, 2020

The Volunteer Opportunity Exchange is a nonprofit agency tabling event open to the entire UTA community. It enables faculty, staff, students, and campus departments to network with our area nonprofit agencies to find ongoing or short-term service learning and volunteer opportunities.  The 2019-2020 VOE was held on October 11, 2019 in the Palo Duro lounge.

A huge THANK YOU to the UTA Volunteers organization for collaborating with us on the event.  We could not DO it without your help and expertise throughout the planning stages and during the VOE.

CSL Student Ambassador Program

2018-2019 CSL Student Ambassadors

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. Click Here for more details.

Service Learning Flyer

Service Learning Flyer
CSL works to educate students, staff, and faculty on the positive impact service learning courses make on a student's current and future life goals.

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



2019 Student Service Learning Showcase

Showcase Presenters


Individual students and student teams from across disciplines presented their diverse service learning projects to UTA Faculty, Administration, and Staff. These projects highlighted community engagement organized and completed as a service learning component within a UTA course during the 2018-19 academic year. It was an excellent opportunity to hear the personal impact of our students' experience – marketable skills, personal growth, and civic awareness.  Service learning is also an integral part of the Maverick Advantage. 

Photos from the 2019 Showcase

Photos from the 2018 Showcase

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