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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, find 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 incorporating 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"