Service learning is the integration of community engagement projects with student learning to provide real-world experiences that foster cultural and classroom understanding, critical thinking and civic responsibility.
The Service Learning Program supports Wake Tech’s mission by offering students opportunities to learn and apply skills in real-world settings while establishing lasting partnerships in their communities.
The program promotes Wake Tech’s core values by fostering a sense of accountability to the community, respect for those served and responsibility for using knowledge to help others and by encouraging critical thinking about one's life experiences, communication with others about shared goals and collaboration to identify and address common problems.
All Wake Tech students who are in academic good standing are eligible to participate in service-learning opportunities, provided their courses offer that option and they meet any pre-service requirements. Students can check their course syllabus or contact their instructor to find out if a course offers service-learning opportunities. If not, students can request this option, and program coordinators are happy to help.
Service learning provides the following benefits for faculty:
Service learning provides the following academic, professional and personal benefits for students:
Community partners in service learning can benefit in the following ways:
If you are a student or faculty member interested in doing service learning, email a Service Learning coordinator: