Director of Service-Learning
Office of Service-Learning
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
The Office of Service-Learning
Embark on a journey of personal development through the coordination of service with your academic studies!
Incorporate service into self and community
Eckerd College requires students to participate 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. The following map highlights domestic and international service trips from previous years.
Spring Break Service-Learning Trips
Through the Alternative Spring Break Program, the Office of Service-Learning gives Eckerd students the opportunity to spend the week of spring break performing service in both international and domestic locations. By giving students opportunities to engage complex social and cultural issues through building relationships with local communities, experiential learning, direct service, group discussion, readings, and reflection activities these trips seek to transform students into advocates of social change on issues affecting local communities and communities abroad. By focusing on population over destination, each trip is carefully selected to ensure that Eckerd College is working in partnership with local organizations to conduct service that truly benefits local communities while building and promoting healthy and long-term partnerships.
The locations are as follows:
- Costa Rica
- Puerto Rico
- St. Pete
Partner with community agencies, faculty and campus groups
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.
Eckerd College students have engaged in incredible service work over the years.