2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
East Stroudsburg Normal School opened it doors on September 4, 1893. Today, ESU is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees and is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog > University Academic Initiatives > Service Learning
The Service Learning initiative seeks to expand opportunities to apply classroom knowledge in meeting the social needs of the community in a broader quest for the common good.
This is accomplished through an experiential approach to teaching and learning that can be implemented in courses within a variety of academic disciplines that incorporate leadership development, civic literacy, or the development of critical thinking as it relates to society.
Service Learning, whether through short- or long-term service projects, affords students the opportunity to integrate theory into practice, apply practical skills, and raise awareness about community issues.
Through real-life experience, Service Learning recognizes the reciprocal relationship between the campus and those being served, thereby encouraging students to embrace their role as vested community members while helping the community see the promise in ESU students.
University Academic Initiatives
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