The University Service-Learning Committee (USLC) invites proposals for courses to receive Suffolk’s Service-Learning designation. The designation will help students and advisors to identify service-learning courses.

To qualify for the designation, a course must meet Suffolk’s definition for Service-Learning (as recently approved by the faculty of CAS and SBS): At Suffolk, service-learning is a pedagogy integrating academically relevant service activities that address human and community needs into a course. Students connect knowledge and theory to practice by combining service with reflection in a structured learning environment. 


Submit this completed form and your syllabus to Please contact the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) if you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within two business days. Submissions will be routed to the University Service-Learning Committee (USLC) for review.


Proposals for courses to be taught in the upcoming academic year (fall or spring) should be submitted no later than the last day to add/register of the spring semester.


Whether you are a veteran service-learning professor or investigating the concept for the first time, the Center for Community Engagement supports you as well as the students, and community partners who wish to collaborate on service-learning projects. We serve faculty by identifying potential projects with community-based organizations (CBOs), facilitating collaborative project planning with faculty and community partners, advising faculty on curriculum and syllabus development, training students, and providing administrative support throughout the duration of the project.

Faculty may also contact any member of the USLC for advice and assistance in preparing a course proposal for submission.