Welcome to the Jacksonville Service-Learning Center! We create opportunities for students to fulfill their service-learning graduation requirements and we record students’ service hours. We work with faculty to develop service-learning courses that integrate service with academic learning.
The purpose of the JU service-learning requirement is to engage students in the society in which they live in order to develop students into responsible citizens. Through service and reflection, students have the opportunity to deepen their academic understanding of course content and to learn about themselves.
Undergraduate students can fulfill the community service-learning requirement in one of four ways:
- 2 service-learning courses
- 25 hours of community service and a service-learning course
- 50 hours of community service
- Community-based research project (independent study)
Our mission: to promote the integration of service-learning into teaching across all academic disciplines and to encourage students to be more responsible and active citizens by actively engaging them with the society in which they live.
See our brochure: Brochure_2011.pdf
Seniors, for Spring 2013 graduation, the deadlines for submitting service paperwork are:
- For students graduating with honors: April 19, 2013 by noon
- For all other graduating seniors: May 10, 2013 by noon
Please note that begining with the 2011-2012 catalog, new students (freshman and transfers) do not need to complete a service requirement for graduation. These students instead have the option of earning a Service-Learning Certificate. Click here for more information. To fill out the form to receive your Service-Learning Certificate click here
For those students completing the service requirements, please note the Service Guidelines. The main points you need to know:
The JU Service-Learning Center
2800 University Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Telephone: 904- 256-7234
Director of Service-Learning:
Dr. Laura Chambers