Apr 15, 2024  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Center for Service and Community Engagement

Kent Koth, Director

About the Center

The work of the Center for Service and Community Engagement revolves around fulfilling the mission of Seattle University: empowering leaders for a just and humane world. With the belief that successful leaders are those who serve others, the Center supports students engaged in service and justice activities.

Created through a presidential initiative in 2004, the Center for Service and Community Engagement is a dynamic outgrowth of Seattle University’s Jesuit tradition and mission. The Center has two main goals: (1) to foster positive action and improvement within the campus and the wider community and (2) to develop reflective, creative, compassionate and just students. The Center works collaboratively with campus and community partners to implement programs in the following areas:

  • Academic Service-Learning
  • Community Partnerships
  • Campus Collaboration
  • Student Leadership

Service-Learning Courses

Academic service-learning is the connection of concepts in the classroom to service experiences in the community. Service-learning encourages you to begin or to continue service, in preparation for a lifetime of civic engagement and leadership. In addition, service-learning is an important learning tool. Through service, you have the opportunity to apply the concepts, theories and other material that you cover in class. The community becomes a text for the class, and is as critical to “read” as other textbooks.

Refer to the Center for Service and Community Engagement website for more details: seattleu.edu/csce/