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Benefits of SL

Service-Learning supports the civic engagement mission of colleges and universities and improves relationships in San Marcos and beyond. Service-Learning can benefit all participants, students, faculty, academic institutions, and their communities. Students gain academic knowledge and skills, interpersonal skills, and self-confidence. Faculty can enhance the quality of their teaching, while also finding opportunities for research and outlets for professional expertise. Community members receive valued service and institutional support.

- We recognize Service-Learning Excellence FELLOWS by providing students -with certificates of completion.

- We provide FACULTY RESOURCES to assist service-learning courses and incorporate SL into their research.

- We offer our SL Fellows the opportunity to apply for Service-Learning Excellence MINI-GRANTS. Faculty may apply for resources (up to $500, per faculty member).

Texas State Values

“An exceptional undergraduate experience as the heart of what we do.”; “Engaged teaching and learning based in dialogue, student involvement, and the free exchange of ideas.”; “A commitment to public service as a resource for personal, educational, cultural, and economic development.”; “Thoughtful reflection, collaboration, planning, and evaluation as essential for meeting the changing needs of those we serve"