Wright State's Office of Service-Learning supports the university's mission to "transform the lives of our students and the communities we serve" . . . through "significant community service." The Service-Learning Program further seeks to prepare students for active participation in our democratic society, helping them to:
Develop knowledge and skills for effective citizenship;
Understand the resources and needs of their local, national, and/or international communities; and
Engage with those communities to enact positive change.
The chief method for promoting these goals is through the development of service-learning courses. Service-learning, part of the national higher education civic engagement movement, is defined at Wright State as a teaching and learning pedagogy that engages faculty, students, and community members in a partnership to: