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About Walsh's Service Learning Program

History

Walsh University's Office of Service Learning was created in 2005 as the result of many campus and community members' work on tasks forces and committees. The General Education Requirements Task Force set up a Service Learning Task Force in Fall 2003 to research the idea of adding service learning to the general education curriculum. The Service Learning Task Force looked at research on service learning and implementation strategies. As a result, a Service Learning Committee was created to assist faculty in the construction and designation of service learning courses. Today, we have a full time Director of Service Learning and more than 20 service learning courses a semester with students serving at numerous community-based organizations.

 

Ohio Campus Compact (OCC)

Walsh University has been a member of Ohio Campus Compact since 1997. Ohio Campus Compact is a statewide membership coalition of 49 colleges and universities that works to promote campus-based civic engagement. OCC provides resources and support in efforts to strengthen our ability to educate students in service to others and improve community. Membership in OCC grants an institution membership in the national organization, Campus Compact, whose network consists of more than 1000 campuses. (www.ohiocampuscompact.org