Students working at UGArdenOften called “learning by doing,” service-learning courses connect academic concepts learned in the classroom with real needs in the community. Students in service-learning courses are involved in a variety of projects that yield real benefits for community partners, such as conducting community-based research projects, tutoring at-risk children, alleviating hunger, conducting after school programs, and creating economic and community development plans both locally and globally. Through these and many other service-learning projects, instruction is connected to public service and provides opportunities for students to engage with important societal issues in a scholarly way.

The UGA Office of Service-Learning (OSL) supports academic service-learning and community engagement initiatives designed to enhance students’ civic and academic learning, promote engaged research that is responsive to community needs, and contribute to the public good through mutually beneficial community-university partnerships. The OSL reports jointly to the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and the Vice President for Instruction.


Office of Service-Learning
University of Georgia
1242 ½ S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: (706) 542-8924
Email: [email protected]

Visit Website

The Latest News & Announcements

The Odyssey

Set sail with UGA freshmen as they experience their First Year Odyssey. A college career is a journey. At UGA, […]

Mote Named Associate Vice President for Instruction

The University of Georgia’s Office of Instruction is thrilled to welcome Dr. Thomas Mote to its leadership team as associate […]

Five Questions with Molly Huber

Our latest employee profile features Molly Huber, assistant registrar in the University of Georgia Office of the Registrar. Read about […]

Empowering Student & Faculty Success

From providing student academic services to empowering teachers, the Office of Instruction is responsible for a wide range of initiatives that further advance the University of Georgia into the national spotlight as one of the top performing universities in the nation.

Give Now Contact Us