Student Resources For Service-Learning

Service-Learning at Wichita State University is an experiential learning method that integrates community service with instruction and reflection to improve student civic-mindedness and build community capacity.


Finding a Course

Students are encouraged to look for service-learning courses within the Course Catalog. Courses with a SERV designation include academic service-learning content. Be sure to work directly with your faculty for all course expectations and requirements. 


The first place to start is with your faculty member. It is important to make sure you understand the requirements of your course, if there are preferred community partnerships already established or if your faculty has any suggestions prior to you contacting a community partner. Previous Service Learning Faculty Fellows.


The Service-Learning Showcase is a unique opportunity for students who participate in service-learning through applied learning opportunities to showcase their experience through a research or reflective poster about the application of their course work to current community issues. The showcase is an open forum for students to interact with faculty/staff, community partners and other students to engage in conversation about Wichita State University's commitment to the public good. The showcase will be held annually in the spring semester. For more information and to submit your project visit our Service-Learning Showcase website


VolunteerICT is a partnership with the United Way of the Plains. This platform provides volunteer opportunities from over 100 non-profit organizations in the Wichita Area. Visit VolunteerICT

United Way of Plains

The United Way Volunteer Center is here to help you find the right volunteer opportunity. We can match your interests and talents with the needs of more than 300 nonprofit organizations in Wichita and south central Kansas—including agencies not receiving United Way funding. Let's get started. Visit the United Way. 

Community Service Board

Wichita State University’s Community Service Board is a student organization that works to address issues of public concern through service and active citizenship in the community. Our volunteer events are rewarding experiences that complement students' academic pursuits, allowing them to engage and develop while helping build a more vibrant campus culture that enhances their journey as Shockers. Visit Community Service Board.

Alternative Breaks

Alternative Spring Break will expose WSU students to complex social and cultural issues through community visits, experiential learning, direct service, group discussion, common readings, and reflection activities. Sponsored by Student Involvement. Visit Alternative Breaks. 

Questions About Service-Learning

Specific questions about your individual course should be directed to you faculty member. Overall, general questions about service-learning should be shared with our team! Please email us by clicking on the button below to reach one of our service-learning team.