The Office of Community-Engaged Learning (OCEL) collaborates with students, faculty, and community organizations to develop projects that promote sustained, mutually beneficial collaborations emphasizing student learning and community benefits.
Consistent with Southwestern’s core values, the OCEL encourages students to develop and act upon a heightened sense of responsibility to one’s community. Through community-engaged learning, individuals —as citizens of their communities, their nations, and the world— are empowered as agents of positive social change for a more democratic world. Southwestern students are active as community-engaged learners, activists, and volunteers in the community.
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Community-Engaged Learning News
Southwestern University and the Williamson County Institute for Excellence in Nonprofits Formalize Partnership
A new memorandum of understanding outlines opportunities for collaboration that will support students while building the capacity of area nonprofits.READ FULL STORY
Eugenia Agobe ’23 recognized for commitment to solving public problemsREAD FULL STORY
College-student voting skyrocketed nationwide in 2020READ FULL STORY