- the goal of service learning is to connect education and service so students can serve and connect with surrounding communities
- degree-seeking students at Iowa Wesleyan will take classes with service learning components as part of their graduation requirement
- it is important to become a better citizen through service to your community
- it is important to make clear connections to classroom material
- co-curricular service learning is available to students as well as faculty and staff to offer meaningful service unrelated to a specific course or discipline
Traditional campus students will complete academic service learning courses as part of their graduation requirements. The number of SL courses a student must complete varies depending on his or her classification at the time of enrollment at IW as a degree-seeking student.
|Tier||Year||Hours Earned||Number of SL Courses|
|1||Freshman||23 or fewer||4|
|2||Sophomore||24 – 55||3|
|3||Junior||56 – 87||2|
|4||Senior||88 or more||1|
- WS 148 Tiger Expeditions
- OAS 200 Introduction to Peer Tutoring
- OAS 201 Intermediate Tutoring for Subject Areas
- OAS 247 Peer Leadership
- OAS 347 Peer Leadership
- EDUC 357 Human Relations: Global Perspectives for Educators (optional SL)
Not all classes are offered every semester. Please check with your advisor about SL classes that are being offered before you register for next semester.
Shelby Bride and Lois Skubal are the first recipients of the Service Learning Silver Cord and Microbadge for going above and beyond in their service learning and volunteering during their time at Iowa Wesleyan University.
The Volunteering Self-Reporting form is for students who do community service and volunteer hours outside of required service learning courses.
- Freshman – need 200 hours
- Sophomore – need 150 hours
- Junior – need 100 hours
- Senior – need 50 hours
**TRANSFER STUDENT HOURS WILL BE ADJUSTED DEPENDING ON TRANSFER YEAR/SEMESTER
**NEED A TOTAL OF 200 HOURS TO GRADUATE. NOT IN ONE YEAR. BREAK DOWN OF HOURS WILL BE 25 HOURS PER SEMESTER.
To submit volunteer hours, download and complete the form below and return it to the Director of Service Learning or to Americorp Service Learning and Civic Engagement Partnership Coordinator.
Volunteer hours will be logged and used to award the Silver Service Cord worn at graduation and the Service Learning Microbadge placed on their final transcript.