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:
"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."