Duke Service-Learning connects academic curriculum to communities to foster enriched learning and engagement in ethical collaborations. We provide consultation, training, research and advocacy for the work of faculty, staff, students and communities to support academic programming that joins communities in promoting social equity and social change. 

A signature program of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke Service-Learning is housed administratively within the Program in Education. The Program in Education has been deeply involved in service-learning since the early 1990s, when tutoring programs were created which matched Duke undergraduates with children at risk for school failure.

We invite you to learn more about our work by downloading our brochure, "Connecting Civic Engagement to the Curriculum," below.


Office Hours with David Malone

During a live “Office Hours” webcast interview, David Malone gives an overview of service-learning at Duke and discusses how service-learning fits into Duke's larger mission of civic engagement. Watch the recording here:

By the Numbers

In 2015-16:


Academic Units offering SL courses


SL course sections offered


Student enrollment in SL courses


Approximate hours of service by Duke SL students

8 new service-learning courses were offered.


allocated to support course startup costs, service-learning projects, research presentations, and service-learning assistants.
7 Languages supported by our  Community-Based Language Initiative