Why Get Involved ?

Participating in a SL course can help develop skills in leadership, team-building, critical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution. Service Learning experiences strengthen resumes, CVs, and applications as well as provide opportunities for networking and working with community leaders. In addition, Participation in service learning courses will increase awareness of civic and social issues as well as provide opportunities to collaborate with community partners to address these issues and to advocate for the issues and those affected. The projects you complete in service learning can be presented at Innovate UNO, Academic Summit, conferences or published in Service Learning or other academic journals. Additionally, service learning courses provide opportunities to learn more about community’s history, strengths, and challenges.

service-learningCo-curricular Service Learning Opportunities

In addition to enrolling in a designated Service Learning Course, students can participate in a number of co-curricular service learning programs. Co-curricular opportunities include activities, programs, and learning experiences that complement, in some way, what students are learning in their academic programs and courses. At UNO these include: completing 30 hours of engaged service within one of the following issue areas as part of the Privateer SL Corps program, participating in a Service Learning abroad experience in Costa Rica, attending a Service Learning workshop, or joining one of SLICE’s weekly or monthly Service Learning issue area trips.

Spend a semester accomplishing significant goals while you continue your academic degree at the University of New Orleans. Whether working for a non-profit organization, doing research to help save the wetlands or working with students in K-12 classrooms, your experience will be more than classroom learning alone. Check out the following issue areas to learn more about UNO’s Service Learning Co-curricular opportunities.

Learn about Service Learning Issue Areas


service-learningEnroll in a Designated Service Learning Course

Students in any major or department may participate in a Service Learning (SL) course. Service Learning courses are excellent opportunities to apply course content and classroom learning in a meaningful environment. Participation in service learning courses will increase awareness of civic and social issues as well as provide opportunities to collaborate with community partners to address these issues and to advocate for the issues and those affected.

Service Learning Course List

service-learningService Learning Summer Abroad - Costa Rica

Students interested in Service Learning abroad are invited to participate in the UNO Costa Rica summer abroad program. The program is located in San Ramón, less than an hour from San José. All UNO students in good standing are eligible to apply to the program. Students register for a variety of summer courses including several designated Service Learning Courses. For more information visit the UNO Costa Rica website: http://inst.uno.edu/costa/ or contact Costa Rica Program Director, Marie Kaposchyn at gofmc@uno.edu or mkaposch@uno.edu.

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Service Learning Option

If students are interested in earning Service Learning credit for a course that is not designated as a Service Learning course, they may work with a faculty member to draw up a learning agreement specifying the work the student needs to do to earn Service Learning credit. In this instance, Service Learning activities are typically used in place of another option or can be above and beyond the course requirements. These activities will be assessed and included in the student’s final course grade. The Service Learning Option Learning Agreement form is available here and must be approved by the faculty member, student, Office of Service Learning, and the designated Service Learning community partner. At the end of the semester, faculty will contact the Office of Service Learning to notify them of the student’s successful fulfillment of the agreement, and students will receive a Service Learning notation on their transcript.

                            Service Learning Option Learning Agreement form