Academic Service-Learning

Academic service-learning at St. John’s University is a classroom/ experiential site- based program that involves students in some form of required community service that benefits the common (public) good and uses service as a means of understanding course concepts. The service activity meets course objectives, and through reflection students examine issues pertaining to social justice and responsibility.

Students please refer to the links on the right hand side or click below

"Community Service Sites" to find a site

 "Students" to get started on your AS-L .

 

Areas of Service

  • Hunger/Homelessness
  • Healthcare
  • Education/Youth Services
  • Civic Engagement

Five Validating Factors of Academic Service-Learning

  1. Academic service-learning must be part of an academic course, with a designated number of service hours and specific learning objectives
  2. It must serve a real and existing need identified by the community agency
  3. It must be for course credit only; no financial reward for service
  4. There must be a reciprocal relationship – service reinforces learning and  learning strengthens service; benefits for both SJU students and the community site
  5. Academic service-learning must have a reflective component

Office of Academic Service-Learning
Vincentian Institute for Social Action
Lourdes Hall
718-990-8331
asl@stjohns.edu

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.