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Schulz Information Center

“Service-learning and community engagement are central to Sonoma State’s mission and identity. When our students become involved with diverse elements of the community, they make a difference in people’s lives and find out how gratifying it is to be of service. I love these programs because they help our students to grow and develop and they help us serve the North Bay region.”
— President Judy Sakaki

SSU faculty member

Impact of Service-Learning on SSU

Service-learning can be a tool to address Community Engagement, Diversity and/or Sustainability Strategic Goals from the SSUOpens in new tab.and Academic AffairsOpens in new tab.Strategic Plans.

Faculty have opportunities to publish and present in service-learning that may not be available in the disciplines. The CCE sends regular email updates with these opportunities. If you do not receive them and want to, please sign upOpens in new tab.here.

Research shows that service-learning impacts institutions by:

  • Strengthening community relations
  • Improving student satisfaction with college
  • Increasing graduation rates—learn more about thisOpens in new tab.

At a Glance: What We Know About the Effects of Service-Learning on College Students, Faculty, Institutions and Communities.Opens in new tab. Janet S. Eyler, Dwight E. Giles, Jr., Christine M. Stenson, and Charlene J. Gray. Contact the CCE to request a viewing.