Support for Learning through Service


Service-learning is a form of experiential education characterized by student participation in an organized service activity that:

  • is connected to specific learning outcomes
  • meets identified community needs
  • provides structured time for student reflection and connection of the service experience to learning

The Office of Service-Learning supports development, implementation, and evaluation of sustainable service-learning courses and encourages community-based scholarship across the curricula of The Ohio State University to enhance student learning, develop student civic engagement, and foster ongoing collaboration with local and global communities.

News & Events


Spring 2017 Course Development Grant Opportunity Now Available!

The Office of Service-Learning, with support from the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of Outreach and Engagement, is pleased to announce its Service-Learning Grants program for 2017. These grants are available to any Ohio State faculty or staff member who would like to develop a service-learning course. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 31, 2017.

For more information: http://u.osu.edu/servicelearning/faculty/grants/


Service-Learning Award Applications Now Open!

Ohio State’s University Engagement Recognition Awards are now accepting applications!  Awards are given for Distinguished Service-Learning, for long-term service-learning partnerships, and Emerging Service-Learning, for relatively new partnerships with potential for long-term impact.  Applications are due by February 28, 2017.

For more information and to apply: http://engage.osu.edu/for-faculty-and-staff/awards.html.