Service Learning

From the Classroom to the Community

Service is woven into all that we do - including our work in the classroom. Service-learning courses allow students to put what they have learned in their courses to work for local nonprofit organizations, for instance, by tutoring local students. The College has been recognized for these efforts. This year, it was the only institution in New York State to make the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Rolle in all four categories - general community service, interfaith community service, economic opportunity and education.


Service Learning

Service Learning seeks to promote the development of curricular service learning opportunities based on a reciprocal relationship with primarily not-for-profit agencies in and around Syracuse.

Through its various programs and courses, the Director of Community Engagement encourages Le Moyne College students, faculty, staff and administrators to be responsible and engaged citizens who demonstrate the Ignatian ideals of service, academic excellence, and concern for the whole person.


Creating Strong Partnerships

Through service-learning, community partners assist Le Moyne College in its Jesuit mission: "to prepare its members for leadership and service in their personal and professional lives to promote a more just society."

  • In the 2014-2015 academic year, 297 students in 20 service-learning courses served over 8,291 hours in the greater Syracuse area. These students have gained invaluable experience and education thanks to our faculty and the generosity of our program partners, our community agencies.
  • Campus Ministry offered Alternative Break trips with 61 students participating to provide 3,555 hours of service nationally and internationally.
  • Le Moyne College Community-Based Federal Work Study students work off campus to assist a variety of agencies in the community.
  • Dolphins in Volunteer Effort (D.I.V.E) First-year students participate in a service day the opening weekend of the academic year. Students volunteer at parks around the Syracuse area to assist with whatever late summer needs they have. Students are accompanied by members of the College's faculty, administration, and staff. Last year, about 350 students each completed 2 hours of service.
  • All together, 2,536 students completed more than 25,000 hours of service.


Community partners are asked to:

  • Provide students with a short orientation to your agency,
  • supervise our students,
  • enforce Le Moyne College volunteer guidelines,


Community partners are invited to submit project ideas to the Director of Community Engagement:  



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