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Stevens Service Learning Center

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  • The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher is the spiritual center of the Merrimack College community.
    The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher is the spiritual center of the Merrimack College community.
  • The resident dining hall, Sparky’s Place, offers a variety of nutritious meals for students and faculty.
    The resident dining hall, Sparky’s Place, offers a variety of nutritious meals for students and faculty.
  • Mendel Center and the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge.
    Mendel Center and the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge.
  • Students are often seen studying in the McQuade Library, a favorite spot on campus.
    Students are often seen studying in the McQuade Library, a favorite spot on campus.
  • The Gladys Sakowich Campus Center, the heart of campus activities.
    The Gladys Sakowich Campus Center, the heart of campus activities.
  • Whether it’s winter, spring, or anything in between, Merrimack’s beautiful campus is enjoyed by all.
    Whether it’s winter, spring, or anything in between, Merrimack’s beautiful campus is enjoyed by all.
  • Aerial shot of the Academic Quad.
    Aerial shot of the Academic Quad.

What is Service Learning?

Volunteerism and concern for the community have always been strong foundations of a Merrimack College education. Our service learning program enables students to forge direct connections between their coursework, their interest in community service, and their growth as responsible citizens.

Through service learning, you will enhance your academic work—and you will learn more about yourself and the role you will play in the communities where you live, now and in the future.

Everyone Benefits From Service Learning

  • Community organizations gain volunteers;
  • Faculty members freshen their class discussions through their students’ real-life experiences;
  • Students see the world in a whole new way.

Example of Service Learning:

A student in an operations management course and a student in a social justice course might both opt to tutor kids at the same boys and girls club.  The management student might return to class and discuss the efficiency of the boys and girls program, while the social justice student reflects on public policy issues instead.

In every case, our faculty help guide you as you integrate your experience with the curriculum.

“This experience has taught me self confidence and has given me a sense of fulfillment, knowing that I was able to make a difference.” - Andrea Barbati, '09