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


Autumn 2016 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 a new Service-Learning Grants program for 2016. These grants are available to any Ohio State faculty or staff member who would like to develop a service-learning course in partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML). The deadline to apply is Monday, October 31, 2016.

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


Voter Registration Information

As an academic institution, the university commits to a non-partisan approach to voter education and registration.  Should you choose to discuss voter registration for the November 8 election with your students, a non-partisan group in the Office of Student Life called OSU Votes is available at the university.  Please work with Jake Cohen, staff advisor for OSU Votes, on both voter education and registration.  The deadline for Ohio voter registration is October 11.