At La Sierra University, students realize the value of their education through involvement in a culture of mission and service from the moment they step on campus. This is imbedded in the curriculum and at the heart of the our institutional mission, To Seek, To Know, To Serve.
What is Service-Learning?
Building on a tradition of more than 25 years of community service, our campus embraces the educational strategy known as Service-Learning where community based service is incorporated into academic instruction to support the learning goals of a course. Service-Learning projects are course driven, determined by the faculty member’s instructional goals, while at the same time responding to genuine needs in the community.
In addition to enhancing the goals of a course, Service-Learning provides an avenue for meeting the University mission by providing significant service to the community and strengthening students’ understanding of and commitment to their community. Guided reflection supports critical thinking and self-analyses of responsibility to our communities as citizens and Christians.
Students are required to complete three Service-Learning courses to graduate from La Sierra University and may choose from more than thirty available courses.