Community Partners and Service-Learning
Service-learning allows your agency to connect with faculty and students at Duquesne, which may lead to an ongoing relationship. Every major has structured opportunities for students, as part of their coursework, to contribute time and energy to build the capacity of your ageny. In addition to harnessing students' enthusiastic service, your partnership will increase awareness of the issues your organization addresses. You have the opportunity to teach the next generation about the important work that your organization does and to connect to others (such as faculty, about the important work that your organization does and to connect to others (such as faculty, civic leaders, and other other organizations) who share your passion.
Effective service-learning leads to positive outcomes for students, universities, the community based organization (CBO) and society as a whole. As part of its dedication to the development of meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships, the OSL regularly evaluates the impact of engagement partnerships on partner organizations. All community partners felt academic engagement benefitted their organization and/or clients. Find out why.
The Office of Service-Learning (OSL) connects community agencies to faculty members whose students can meet agency needs as part of class-related service work. Learn more about this process.
We've complied a number of resources and templates to help you establish successful service-learning partnerships with Duquesne University faculty and students.
The Office of Service-Learning strives to provide the best possible resources and support to community partners. We welcome your stories of success and encourage you to share ideas for improvement. Please use our online form to share your feedback!