The WVU Center for Service and Learning (CSL) commits to building a campus and community that encourages meaningful service connected to academic success, integrity and growth in civic responsibility. To achieve this, the CSL:
- Supports student-led initiatives and organizations with guidance to build capacity for student learning and leadership through service.
- Empowers students by providing, adapting, and advancing diversified service experiences that enhance personal growth and development.
- Provides intentional service experiences that highlight and strengthen inclusive communities both on and off campus with a focus on the consideration of human dignity.
- Consults with units, programs and departments on development, implementation, and evaluation of discipline-based civic engagement curricula.
- Shapes strong communities through strategic exploration of the mutual benefit of service as a means of impacting community needs, and providing transformative experiences for students.
Students, staff, and faculty will be involved in multifaceted activities and experiences that enhance learning through service. A stronger infrastructure for engagement will support teaching principles of democracy, compassion, and cultural diversity. WVU will have a campus culture of service, supporting sustainable partnerships with local, regional, and statewide communities that help students realize their strengths, become engaged across campus and pursue lifelong learning..
Civic Engagement is a diverse experience committed to providing WVU students the opportunity and guidance in becoming civically engaged citizens, scholars, and leaders through interdisciplinary events. Including but not limited to service learning, research, volunteerism and partnerships.
Civic Engagement is a diverse experience which provides WVU students the opportunity and guidance to become civically engaged citizens, scholars, and leaders through interdisciplinary events. Including but not limited to academic service-learning, research, volunteerism and partnerships.
The Center for Service and Learning is proud to have contributed to West Virginia University’s selection to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement. WVU has been named to the honor roll every year consecutively since 2006.
On January 5, 2011, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognized the scope and success of WVU’s impact by selecting the University for the 2010 Community Engagement Classification, putting WVU in the 6 percent of higher education institutions that Carnegie recognizes for engagement out of all U.S. institutions. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement.