Service-Learning students come from all different majors throughout the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Haub School of Business - all with an interest in combining academic work and service.

Freshman students have the rare opportunity to enroll in a two course sequence that allows students to stay with the same faculty member, peers and community partner for the entire academic year. Below is further information for interested freshmen students as well as a questionnaire for freshmen students enrolled in a service-learning course.

Freshman Service-Learning Information

Semester Courses and Information

Semester service-learning courses are offered in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haub School of Business. Semester courses change and rotate in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Below is a link for semester service-learning students to view the approved sites per each course.

Service-Learning Program Policies & Resources

Have a question about your Community Partner Organization or a conflict with placement time? Ask a Placement Liaison in 131 Post Learning Commons.


Students serving at many of our Community Partner Organizations are required to complete four clearances: PA Child Abuse Check, PA Criminal Background Check, SJU Minors on Campus video, and FBI Fingerprints

Instructions for PA Child Abuse Check, PA Criminal Background Check, SJU Minors on Campus video:
FBI Fingerprints Check:

Policies and Procedures

  • Public Transportation Policy
  • Septa transportation tokens are distributed twice a semester. You will receive enough tokens for half of the semester.
    • Septa pick-up hours are: Thursday, January 31, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in Suite 131 in Post-Learning Commons. You will pick up tokens for the second half of the semester on Thursday, March 21, 11am-1pm in PLC 131.
  • Students leaving Community Partner can ask a supervisor or staff member to walk them to their car or bus stop after service has ended.

Additional Resources

"Engage 45"

Listen. Learn. Dialogue.

Sponsored by the Faith-Justice Institute. Each session will begin with a 15 minute presentation about a racial justice topic relevant to our campus community. A group discussion will follow. Each session will last for 45 minutes. All levels of understanding are welcome!

Dates & Topics:

  • Tuesday, February 5th at 11am: "Unlearning Racism for Social Justice" with Dr. Ann Green

  • Thursday, February 21st at 11am: "Can I See Myself Here?" with Dr. Brent Smith

  • Thursday, March 28th at 11am: "Finding your Belonging in the SJU Community" with Dr. Jennifer Dessus

All Sessions will be held in Wachterhauser Seminar Room (2nd floor PLC). Feel free to bring your lunch.