Service Learning: UD Centers & Practitioners

The University of Dayton is a strong advocate for service, taking our pursuit of education for faith, justice and the common good beyond the traditional classroom. Students, faculty and staff find both opportunities and support for their service endeavors throughout the university.

Service learning is at the center of many programs of the Center for Social Concern and the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community. Many other academic and administrative units at UD also provide opportunities for service learning. Listed below are some examples of UD entities that provide the opportunity for service. 


Center for International Programs

Our programs support a diverse, multicultural environment on campus and beyond - whether for students from other countries, students going abroad, faculty conducting research or staff members planning to volunteer around the world. More >>

Center for Social Concern

Our goal is to unite faith and action for justice through a myriad of experiential learning opportunities. We have seen that students who serve others can hone their skills as leaders in shaping a better world. More >> 

College of Arts and Sciences

As the largest academic unit at UD, we offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In all of the programs offered, a service learning component is an option many of our students choose. More >> 

Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

The Fitz Center builds many partnerships with local communities, arranges service learning opportunities and addresses a wide range of societal problems. We believe that people working together can transform society. More >>

Graduate, Professional and Continuing Education

We offer more than 50 advanced degree programs from the master's to the doctoral level. Assistantships, classroom learning and research can all provide opportunities for service in a variety of ways. More >>

School of Business Administration

We are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and are recognized as one of the best business schools in the country. Our programs are strengthened by the Marianist tradition of connecting scholarship with leadership and service. More >>

School of Education and Health Sciences

The School of Education and Health Sciences is a leader in urban and early childhood education. Many of our programs use service learning components that enrich the academic experience of our students as well as the local community. More >>

School of Engineering

We are a preeminent center for engineering education, research and service. We believe that engineers work best in collaboration with others toward the betterment of the world,  evidenced by many service learning opportunities for our students. More >>

School of Law

We prepare our graduates to be lawyers who can solve problems and distinguish themselves in their careers while making a real impact upon the world. Our students have long been known for their passion for community service. More >>

Student Development

Our staff works with students in a variety of ways to raise awareness and strengthen skills for diverse living and learning, skills that can serve them well within the University community and beyond. More >>