Community-Engaged Learning


The OCEL works with students and student organizations to assist them in developing connections and partnerships with Georgetown’s non-profit organizations. The goal of our office is to encourage students to move beyond Southwestern’s campus and be active citizens within the community through volunteering, direct action, sustained projects, advocacy, and engagement.

  • Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) encourages students to apply academic skills and knowledge to address a community need, issue, or problem and to enhance student learning. Typically, most of the community-engaged learning partnerships take place in and around Georgetown.

    CEL is a form of teaching and learning in which students engage in structured service and action that is responsive to community needs, provides mutually beneficial experience for students and community partners, and is designed to include critical analysis and reflection linking service to academic, cluster, and discipline-specific learning goals.

  • Search WebAdvisor- Under additional course types, click Community-Engaged Learning. 

    Here is a list for Spring 2024: 

    BIO50-414: Plant Ecology

    EDU40-234: School, Society, and Diversity

    PSC 32-534: Public Opin: Fact Or Fantasy?

    SPA15-354: Cultures of Latin America

    EDU40-524: Teaching Math Elem & Middle

    EDU40-144: Surveys of Exceptionalities

    HIS16-334: Reproductive Histories of Latin America

  • Apply to be a CELSA! Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) Associates support community-engaged learning, both on and off campus. CEL Associates participate in ongoing training and reflection sessions with the OCEL and develop skills in project management, communication, facilitation, and community-building.

    The CEL Associates work 4-10 hours a week (4 for On-Campus positions & 10 for Off-Campus positions). Associates are paid $8-9.00/hour.

    If you are interested in participating in the CEL Associates program, log-in to HireSU here.