Jun 19, 2024  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 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: 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. 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.

Center for Service and Community Engagement: seattleu.edu/csce/