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

2018 Community Engagement Conference proceedings now online

The Ohio State University Library’s Knowledge Bank now includes Engaged Scholars, a searchable collection of engaged scholarship being conducted by university and community partners.  The collection includes the 2018 Community Engagement Conference proceedings as well as presentations from the 2013-17 University Engagement Forums.  For best search results, use the search box at the top of the page and select “Only this Collection.”  All presentations include contact information for the primary presenter to make new collaborations easier.

For more information: http://go.osu.edu/engagedscholars or email Ben Lewis at lewis.485@osu.edu


Save the Date: 2019 Community Engagement Conference

The 2nd annual Ohio State Community Engagement Conference will take place on January 23 and 24, 2019, with a theme around sustainable and resilient community building.  Mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for more information coming soon!

To review the 2018 Community Engagement Conference: https://engage.osu.edu/conference

Service-learning course listing updated for Summer 2018 and Autumn 2018 terms

Our service-learning course listing is now up-to-date with courses being offered during Summer 2018 and Autumn 2018 terms.  Our course list can be navigated using the Categories links in the sidebar to the left.  If you believe a course is missing or would like more information about a course, please contact us at slearning@osu.edu.

For more information: http://u.osu.edu/servicelearning/category/course/