In 2015, IUPUI contributed 365,206 service hours to the Indianapolis community through a wide range of campus-sponsored events, including volunteering, service-based scholarships, and service learning courses. Across the years, IUPUI’s civic involvement has not lagged; in fact, it has only grown with IUPUI solidifying its status among institutions of higher learning by its intensive focus on service learning courses and civic engagement. This focus is supported by the Center for Service and Learning (CSL), a unit on campus that works to promote meaningful interaction between the Indianapolis community and IUPUI’s students, faculty, and staff. The many functions of the center might not be clear at first glance, so a dive into the world of civic engagement will yield a stronger understanding of not only CSL’s role on campus, but also IUPUI’s role within central Indiana.
A Founder's Perspective: Civic Engagement and CSL
By: Rebecca Acker
Wednesday, November 07, 2018