Explore service learning
Students frequently find that their enthusiasm for and willingness to commit to service to others creates an interesting dilemma – how to decide among the dozens of opportunities provided by multiple sources on campus. Students can take classes which include service components and in some cases, receive additional academic credit for service. Opportunities also exist for involvement in service work when classes are not in session. Groups of students have spent their spring break working in Appalachia and locations in Central America and the Caribbean. A long list of service opportunities in the Dayton area helps students feel they are part of a small, cohesive campus which cares about the larger community. An important component of service is reflecting on the experience with the assistance of a faculty member, campus ministers and other students.