Sharing, Serving, Giving, Learning

Service learning provides unique opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills through real world problem-solving. Service learning is one of the key ways that the University of Dayton forms distinctive graduates who grow in their faith, pursue lifelong learning, and achieve professional success. Educated for adaptation and change, our graduates should be particularly well prepared for leadership and service in communities in which they will live and work.

The University's long history of successful community partnerships encompasses a wide range of settings, from local neighborhoods to other welcoming communities in this country and abroad. As a result, UD has earned a reputation for leadership and service that sets us apart from many other universities.

Good for everyone

For students, service learning presents unique opportunities to expand knowledge and skills, enhance personal and spiritual development, or attain new insights regarding issues or cultures.

For the community, service learning helps prove the values of creative campus-community partnerships. Effective service learners can help the community resolve immediate needs, build on community strengths already in place, and ideally contribute to lasting change.