Loyola University Chicago


Center for Experiential Learning

Service-Learning Courses

Service-learning courses require Loyola students to be actively engaged in the work of the community for a minimum of 20 hours/semester.  Students can serve on-site at a community organization or work together in teams to complete a project or meet need identified by the community partner.  Students' service experiences help them to think critically about course topics, understand the complexity of various social problems, and develop transferable skills and pre-professional experience in a "real world" setting.

All officially designated service-learning courses fulfill the University's Engaged Learning Requirement.  For more information on this requirement or to explore other ways to fulfill it, please visit www.LUC.edu/engagedlearning. 

A list of all service-learning courses offered for the Fall 2019 semester is available Fall 2019 Service-Learning Courses

Information about service sites for service-learning classes can be found in the "For Students" section of the service-learning website, specifically under "Finding a Service Site."  In many courses, instructors will recommend students to particular agencies whose area of focus is especially appropriate to course materials.  Students can also work one-on-one with the Community Partnerships Coordinator to help identify appropriate community partners for their academic, personal, and professional goals.