Service-learning courses at Cornell are offered from various colleges and disciplines to engage students, faculty, and community partners on issues relating to poverty, literacy, education, access, health care, immigration, hunger, affordable housing, environment, and others. Service-learning courses are academically rigorous and offer students opportunities to link theory and practice through structured engaged learning and research activities in collaboration with local communities, and thus gain further understanding and appreciation of the discipline, while achieving an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
Through Service-learning, students gain hands-on problem-solving skills, develop an aptitude for critical thinking, and become active citizens in our democratic society. The Engaged learning + Research Center and the Public Service Center (PSC) serve as the central units on campus that provide information and resources to support service-learning.
For students and faculty members who are interested or engaged in service-learning, public scholarship, and civic engagement, please visit www.elr.cornell.edu and www.psc.cornell.edu.