Service Learning

Take a course, earn credit, and improve both the community and yourself

A female student paints a wall. She's wearing a shirt that says 'IUPUI Day of Caring.'

Service learning enables you to get involved in the community while earning credit toward your degree.

You take a course that includes participating in a service project or internship, and then actively reflecting on it. The service and reflection give you a deeper understanding of the course’s topic, offer insight into your values, and cultivate your empathy and compassion.

Prepare for your career, too

You’ll solve real problems that affect real people—a skill you can use in any profession. You’ll also connect with local leaders, broaden your experiences, and enhance your resume.

Find service learning courses

The Office of the Registrar has information about IUPUI courses. Current students, you can also talk to your School of Liberal Arts academic advisor.

Service learning at the School of Liberal Arts in 2015–16

330+students participated

2,200+hours of service

30service learning courses

26community partners

Interested in activism? Apply to be a Masarachia Scholar

This prestigious, community-focused scholarship includes two internships with local organizations.

Learn about the Masarachia Scholarship

More ways to get involved and get experience