Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

Service-Learning Definition

Service-learning at Clemson University is experiential education in which community service experiences complement academic course material.  It allows both instructors and students to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in a public setting by performing tasks with or for a community or a specific public organization. These tasks include but are not limited to identifying and analyzing real community needs and developing and implementing solutions to meet those needs.  This process is accompanied by reflection activities over the course of the class or project.

Approved by the Academic Council on December 1, 2011