About Duke Service-Learning
Duke Service-Learning is a signature program of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, enacting Duke's commitment to “knowledge in the service of society” by supporting and facilitating academic courses that connect students with communities. We support courses in a variety of academic disciplines, including sociology, education, world languages, documentary studies, music, dance, global health, and economics, among others. Although many of our courses are housed within Trinity College, we also have courses in the Sanford School of Public Policy, the Nicholas School for the Environment, and the Pratt School of Engineering. Many courses address interdisciplinary topics and are cross-listed in more than one department. Service-learning courses allow opportunities for Duke faculty and students to engage with communities on contemporary issues such as the environment, socioeconomic inequities, public policy, health, immigration, education, and more.
Our primary goal is to provide support and assistance to faculty members seeking to integrate service-learning and community-engaged pedagogies into their courses. We provide consultation, training, research opportunities, funding, resources, and advocacy for the work of university faculty, staff, and students as they work with communities to integrate community engagement into academic learning. Our team offers administrative support for programming, as well as faculty consultants and service-learning assistants to directly support faculty.