Students relate service experience with community partners to learning objectives using structured reflection and learning activities, typically within a credit-bearing academic course. Students are placed in selected service sites where they serve the mission of the organization while applying and extending their knowledge and skills. Examples of service learning include internships, practica and field experiences.
Office of Community-Based Learning
The Office of Community-Based Learning coordinates all Washington and Lee community engagement activities institution-wide. Resources are available for students, faculty, staff and community partners.
Community-Based Learning inspires action by integrating academic study with civic engagement. By learning in, with and about communities, students develop critical intellectual and civic virtues consistent with the Washington and Lee University mission. Faculty, staff, students and community participants collaborate to create reciprocal, mutually beneficial partnerships. Students engage in coursework, research, internships or co-curricular activities with community participants. CBL opportunities are possible in all academic disciplines.