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Service Learning


Texas State University Service Learning Program is a collaborative program between the division of Student Affairs and the division of Academic Affairs.


Service-learning is a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, promote civic and personal responsibility, and strengthen communities.

How is Service-learning different?

How is service-learning different from community service, internships,etc.?

  • Service-learning uses community service as the vehicle for the attainment of students' academic goals and objectives.
  • Community service fills a need in the community through volunteer efforts. Service-learning also fills that need, but it uses that need as a foundation to examine ourselves, our society, and our future. Further, service-learning provides students with opportunities to use newly acquired skills and knowledge in real-life situations.
  • It identifies in advance, and tracks, specific learning objective s and goals (as well as intangible ones).
  • Students perform a valuable, significant, and necessary service which has real consequence to the community.
  • The goal of the service is to empower students and those being served.
  • The needs of the community dictates the service being provided.


Service Learning Excellence
Commons 206 
Shannon Alvis, LMT, BSRA
Associate Director
Service Learning Excellence Program

Student Involvement @ LBJSC
4-11.7 LBJ Student Center
Contact: Kimberly Duncan-Ashley


Student Volunteer Connection

Texas State University-San Marcos Honors Program

Service Learning Excellence