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Ronald Porter
Acting Director of Service-Learning

Eckerd College
Office of Service-Learning
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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toll-free: (800) 456-9009
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Service-Learning

Service Learning

The Office of Service-Learning

The Office of Service-Learning challenges students to embark on a journey of personal development through the coordination of service with a student’s academic journey.  Eckerd College requires students to participate in in at least 40 hours of service work prior to graduation.  The Office of Service-Learning aids in the facilitation of this requirement, and also gives students the opportunity to be innovators and create their own service-learning projects and activities.  We move beyond service at the emotional level and push students to think about how they can incorporate service to self and community in both their work and livelihood. In addition to our link between academics and community, we provide students with opportunities to partner with community agencies in reciprocal service-learning, collaborate with faculty in an effort to integrate community service with academic coursework, and support campus groups by organizing service activities that relate to their work and mission.

Spring Break Service Photo Archive

Notes from the Field

Servant Leaders blog
Service-Learning Interns blog
The service-learning student interns are increasing service involvement at Eckerd, becoming successful service leaders and helping students create a community around the values and challenges of servant-leadership.

Service Learning Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Read individual profiles of how involvement with Eckerd Service-Learning changed the lives of current students and alumni.  Learn more.