Service Learning & Civic Engagement

Service Learning

Service learning at Jacksonville State University is a teaching methodology in which students learn through thoughtfully organized service and structured reflection tied directly to academic objectives.  Service activities, conducted with and meeting the needs of a community partner, foster civic responsibility and deepen academic understanding.

Service learning courses are beneficial to everyone involved.  Community partners benefit from the creativity and new level of energy that students and faculty bring to their organization in a sustainable way that often allows for more in-depth projects than a singular volunteer opportunity.

Civic Engagement

Jacksonville State University endeavors to incorporate civic engagement into many of our courses to encourage civically responsible individuals who embrace their membership in communities and society willing to work to improve the community as a whole.  This can and does involve many clubs, groups and societies on campus as well as a top notch faculty.  We welcome examples of your civic engagement projects and service.  Please email information on your projects to any of the American Democracy Project team and we will be happy to share them on this website.  Increased awareness of social responsibility is a non-partisan idea and many areas already do things to engage students in these projects.