Service Learning students participating in a river cleanup.

UAB faculty, staff, and students value collaborations with community organizations to enable better understanding of local and global issues, as well as concerns beyond UAB classrooms. The UAB Office of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research works to connect you with UAB faculty members and students to build mutually beneficial long-term relationships.

We work to partner you with students and faculty members engaged in service learning courses. A high-quality service learning course incorporates the following fundamentals:

  • Relevant service with a community partner: the community placement is related to course content, and vice versa
  • Community-campus partnerships that are mutually beneficial
  • Students engage in structured reflection throughout the course experience
  • Public dissemination of the work, preferably including a celebration or demonstration with the community partner