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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate 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 to empower 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—to foster positive action and improvement within the campus and the wider community and 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. Through service, individuals have the opportunity to apply the concepts, theories and other material that are covered in class. The community becomes a text for the class and is as critical to “read” as other textbooks.

Learn more about the Center for Service and Community Engagement at seattleu.edu/csce/.