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Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement

The Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement’s (OSLCE) mission is to support faculty, staff, and students participating in service-learning by providing an extensive set of workshops and resources that encourage teaching and learning within and beyond traditional classroom settings.

The Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement (OSLCE) defines service-learning as a method of teaching and learning designed to connect meaningful community service with academic coursework and purposeful reflection. The experience promotes reciprocal benefits for all participants and a renewed sense of community connection while upholding the principles embodied in the Carolina Creed.

Service-learning courses emphasize hands-on tasks that address real-world concerns as a venue for educational growth. The service experience provides a context for testing, observing, or trying out discipline-specific and theory-based theories, concepts, and skills. Through reciprocal learning and community engagement, service-learning helps prepare students to be full and responsible participants in both their profession and their communities.

  • We are hiring! If you are interested in helping alleviate poverty in the Midlands, you can apply to be our new AmeriCorps VISTA by clicking here.

  • We are welcoming local elementary school students to campus throughout the Spring 2017 semester.  If you would like to help us introduce the youth to college life, you can register to volunteer by clicking here.  Please contact Quinandria "Q" Lee at leeq@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-0081 if you have questions.