Service-Learning and Volunteerism

What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning combines community service and academic study to enhance learning, teach civic responsibility, and enrich communities. At the University at Albany, service-learning projects are embedded in a variety of courses across all majors.  They provide a structured, hands-on opportunity for students to gain an enhanced understanding of course content through participating in community-based projects.  Students gain academic, civic, and personal benefits from service-learning experiences.  To identify courses that include a service-learning component, please check with an academic advisor and/or your academic department. 

Academic Credit for Community Service

In addition to classroom-based service-learning, students can earn academic credit for community service through the Community and Public Service Program (CPSP).


Interested in being more engaged with the local community, but don’t need or want to earn academic credit for the experience?  Considering volunteering!

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