Shepherd University

Office of Student Engagement

office (304) 876-5402
fax (304) 876-5033

Service Learning

The office encourages, assists and fosters the incorporation of service learning into all areas of academic study by working with students and faculty. Service learning is an education philosophy that students learn more about a subject through hands-on service to the community than through mere lecture. In order to qualify as service learning at Shepherd University, the following six points must be met:

  • Must be tied to the learning outcomes of the course
  • The beneficiary of the student's work must be a non-profit entity
  • All involved parties must benefit from the service
  • A structured reflection component must take place
  • Student is not financially compensated for the service
  • Must address a social, cultural, or economic issue


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"I sometimes think that people tend to carry historic preservation too far. However, during the service learning project I have grown to appreciate the necessity of using professional methods to protect and retain the history of our culture."