• Students working in an urban garden.

    Foster relationship skills

    Make connections with students, faculty and community members to create change

  • A student building a bicycle.

    Build and create

    Acquire the tools to solve problems and generate a stronger community

  • Experience different perspectives

    Learn about yourself, the world around you and need for civic responsibility

  • Have fun

    Interact with community members through play

Dedicated to creating a stronger and more inclusive community.

Students will:

  • Enhance critical thinking skills
  • Increase awareness about the importance of civic engagement
  • Promote feelings of empowerment
  • Build cultural awareness
  • Foster relationship skills聽
  • Develop professional network

Service learning is a mutually beneficial endeavor in which course learning objectives are met by addressing community-identified needs--putting academics into practice. Projects require a minimum of 15 hours of service work outside the classroom and provide students with opportunities to be a part of the solution to challenges identified by our community partners.聽Service learning always includes a critical reflection of the experience and empowers community members, students and faculty to create change.

Interested in receiving a service learning course designation?

Volunteer Information

Looking to engage in service outside of a class, have a volunteer opportunity you want posted for WMU Students, or want to speak with someone about a Community Engaged Learning opportunity?