"Having the opportunity to help out in my community while achieving my academic goals is what made me decide to come to Stony Brook."
- Stony Brook University Student
- Each year since hurricane Katrina a group of Stony Brook students have traveled to New Orleans to pursue an “Alternative Spring Break.” The students spend their vacation building homes with Habitat for Humanity providing sorely needed housing to those ravaged by the disaster.
- Click here to learn more about how Stony Brook's Director of Experiential Learning, Urszula Zalewski, offered STEM students the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to projects benefitting the local community.
- At Buffalo State students participate in a wide variety of service learning projects which span all disciplines. Some projects include conducting a community health fair, writing community newsletters, participating in the success and expansion of GED and professional development courses.
- At Ohio State University faculty from the College of Dentistry and Department of Human Nutrition collaborate to provide dental care to underserved populations in Columbus, Ohio.
- At Stanford students work in a government organizations that facilitate urban development and improvement.
- Some professors chose to allow students to develop their own service project instead of completing a typical semester project.
- Before the fall semester began in 2006 the Stony Brook University College of Leadership and Service took a bus load of new students to build a global village. Students served their community by building the complex and gained a greater understanding of living conditions in 3rd world countries.
The following offer myriad resources pertaining to the high-impact pedagogies associated with Service Learning: