Quick Contact

Ronald Porter
Director of Service-Learning

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


toll-free: 800-456-9009
local: 727-864-7512


Service Learning

RSL Requirement

Beginning with the class of 2017, students complete the Reflective Service-Learning program as part of the General Education experience at Eckerd. Prior to senior year, students participate in one or more approved RSL experiences, one of which must be academic. The combination of experiences must amount to a minimum of 40 hours.

Qualifying Reflective Service-Learning experiences:


  • RSL course
  • RSL Winter Term
  • RSL independent study


  • Spring break service trip
  • Individual service experience

Students complete reflective exercises associated with each service-learning experience in order to build a service-learning portfolio, which is housed online in Triton Track. A summative reflection is submitted during the senior capstone course and reviewed by the professor.

To Track RSL Hours (Academic and Co-Curricular) use the following: RSL Hours Log


Calls for Participation

Academy Prep

Volunteer with Academy Prep

Academy Prep is a unique private middle school program serving 5th through 8th grade students in a low-income area. Students must qualify for need-based scholarships to attend and must have a desire to succeed in a rigorous academic environment. Academy Prep works with students to prepare them for higher education, maintaining relationships with graduates through high school, college, and into their adult lives.

YMCA Reads

Volunteer Mentors Needed

YMCA Reads! is an after-school reading assistance and mentoring program providing opportunities for at-risk and low-income children in kindergarten through third grade to develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school.

Community Action Stops Abuse

Community Action Stops Abuse

It takes a whole community to stop domestic violence. CASA's vision is a community without domestic violence so that home is a safe place.

Edible Peach Patch Project

The Edible Peace Patch Project

The Edible Peace Patch Project is a not for profit organization whose mission is to eliminate poverty as a factor in educational success and diet-related health issues.

Tampa Bay Estuary Program

Tampa Bay Estuary Program

The mission of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program is to build partnerships to restore and protect Tampa Bay through implementation of a scientifically sound, community-based management plan.