Student Affairs


Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy (not an outcome) that integrates classroom curriculum with organized service projects; it includes both a classroom and an off-campus experience (Eyler & Giles, 1999; Hatcher, Bringle, & Mathiah, 2004; Hurd, 2006; Mariani,2004). "It is aligning the course content by meeting a need of the community through student practice" (Campus Compact, 2000, p.15). This 'learning-by-doing' process provides a context for testing, trying out discipline-based theories, observations, concepts, practica and pedagogies. It allows the student an opportunity to utilize critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication and performance techniques (Hurd, 2006; Steiner & Sands, 2000). In order for service-learning to accomplish its varied goals — to strengthen classroom learning, to contribute to the community, and to be beneficial to students' personal and civic development – it is important that the faculty and students are actively engaged in planning and implementing service activities. While most of these factors are present in the service-learning experience, true service-learning also incorporates a reflection assignment/instrument to enhance the learning experience (American Association for Higher Education,1999).

Service-learning aims to further faculty research and teaching, enhance students' education, and build community partnerships that create a win-win for all parties involved.  The learning environment at Jackson State University is enriched through experiential learning, as stated in the university's core values. Thus, this office strives to help create a "classroom without walls" that is beneficial to faculty members, students, community partners, and the university in the following ways:

Summer 2017 Service-Learning Deadlines:

Deadline is June 23, 2017, for courses offered May 31, 2017- June 29, 2017

Deadline is July 20, 2017, for courses offered June 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017 

Deadline is August 1, 2017, for courses offered July 3, 2017- August 7, 2017



Student Forms

Service-Learning Log-in Forms

Summer Log-in forms (June 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017, 8 weeks)

Summer Log-in Form (May 31, 2017- June 29, 2017)

Summer Log In Form (July 3, 2017- August 7, 2017)


FAQs for Students 


Need a site approved?

Online Site Agreement Packet


Where can I complete my service requirement?

Spring 2017 Agency/Partner List

Faculty Forms

Course Enrollment Form


FAQs for Faculty 


Other Resources:

Speaker/Presentation Request Form