Apr 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Service Learning Program (AmeriCorps)

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, in order to enhance its public service and community outreach missions, has developed a service-learning program designed to provide students with opportunities to engage in curricular-based community service. As envisioned by the program, a student’s activities in the community are a natural extension of work being done in the classroom. Service activities vary markedly from class to class, but may include such efforts as tutoring, mentoring students in an after-school facility, and assisting with health care. To facilitate these efforts, UL Lafayette has constituted a Service-Learning Council, composed of professors from a large number of academic departments, who have agreed to assist students in finding an academic avenue through which to increase their community and civic participation. One of the principal avenues open to students is AmeriCorps, a program with a large presence on the campus. Students interested in this program should contact the Dean of Community Service.