Get Involved

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.

Enroll in a 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

Benefits of Service Learning

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.

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. 

Working with a Community Partner

Working with a community partner takes considerable preparation. Beyond developing course content knowledge, a student participating in a service learning course should be prepared to encounter challenges.

Before Working with a Community Partner

Students will meet with the course instructor to discuss community partner eligibility, the partner selection process, the nature of the project, and working with partners. Then, with the approval of the SLICE office and the faculty member, students may meet with the partner to discuss expectations, project goals and outcomes. As soon as the project is approved, expectations have been clearly stated, and project goals and outcomes identified, a meeting with the partner may be set up.

Working On Site

When working on site, arrive on time and in appropriate clothing. Be prepared and focused. Communicate regularly with the community partner and invite them to participate in reflection and assessment activities throughout the project.

Ready to Get Involved?

Current students should speak with their advisor and consider visiting the Office of Service Learning and Institutional Community Engagement (SLICE) for more information.


Visiting Students

Before enrolling in a Service Learning course, visiting students will need to contact the Office of Service Learning.

Email
servicelearning@uno.edu

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