Southwestern University

Community-Engaged Learning

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.

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Sarah Brackmann

Director of Community-Engaged Learning

Phone

512.863.1987

Sarah Brackmann

Director of Community-Engaged Learning

Community-Engaged Learning

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

Global Engagement Hall

What is the GEH?

The Global Engagement Hall, or as students refer to it “The GEH,” is a community of sophomores, soon to be open to all upper-classmen, that helps students get the most out of their Southwestern experience.

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Hurricane Harvey Recovery

As Hurricane Harvey moves through TX’s gulf coast, many are looking for ways to help. As you move toward action-oriented response to this natural disaster, please consider these tips to make well-informed, responsible decisions.

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Congratulations SMArTies

SMArTeams celebrates its 20th semester at Southwestern

SMArTeams, a partnership between Southwestern and the YMCA after school program, celebrated its 20th semester of programming where college students work one-on-one with a 3rd, 4th or 5th grader on a project of inquiry.

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