What is Service-Learning?

Students caring for child

Service-Learning is a form of experiential education characterized by:

  • Student participation in an organized service activity that reinforces specific course learning outcomes.
  • Student identification and response to community needs.
  • Structured time for student reflection and connection of the service experience to learning.

Students' Service-Learning hours can be used toward Tulsa Achieves hours.

How do I know if what I'm doing can be defined as Service-Learning?

TCC Service-Learning Target Defined

If your service-learning is connected to a worthy cause like these:

  • Adult Care
  • Animals
  • Arts
  • Computer and Technology
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Health
  • Historical and Cultural Sites
  • Legal Services
  • Marketing, Public Relations, and Event Planning
  • Political Action and Social Justice
  • Social Services
  • Special Needs
  • Sports and Fitness
  • TCC
  • Youth

And, is for non-profit, a not-for-profit, or a government agency...

And, you are not being paid...

Then you are right on Target!

Service-Learning Highlights

Share your meaningful Service-Learning experiences working with a community partner.

Share Your Experiences

Take the Service-Learning Orientation

Service-Learning Orientation

Finding a Community Partner

General Appearance Information

Personal appearance makes a strong impression on the attitude of those you serve about you and TCC. It is always a good idea to ask if there is a dress code at the community partner site. In addition to the dress code, consider the following guidelines:

  • Clean comfortable clothing.
  • Only closed-toed shoes with good support.
  • Appropriate, presentable personal grooming and hygiene. In some cases, especially when dealing with food, long hair should be pulled away from your face.
  • Clothing that promotes a political agenda, band, questionable messages, or advertising.
  • Flip flops.
  • Revealing or tight-fitting clothing, tank tops, or low-cut shirts.
  • Large, bulky jewelry that could get caught in clothing or hair.