Student Resources

The Student Resources page serves to inform students of the benefits of taking service learning courses at the University of Arkansas.  If you cannot find the information you need, feel free to contact us

Washington Elementary Music 2016 

Service learning students from Music Department are making music with everyday items like a drawing or even a 
piece of fruit by using Makey Makey boards and the Scratch coding program at Washington Elementary School (2016)



Here are 7 things a student needs to know about service learning.

  • Students who take service learning course not only get class credit hours but also service hours. A service learning course requires a minimum 5 service hours per 1 class credit hour. Please consult with your class instructor for details. If you wish to log your service learning service hours but cannot find your specific class on GivePulse, just shoot us a message via
  • While not all service learning courses require background check, a number of courses such as Social Work internship (SCWK) and Health Coaches (CHLP) where the students would work closely with vulnerable population do need this process.  Students who need background check will be contacted by for further instruction. For further inquiries on background check, go to this section
  • Some service learning journals are accepting articles from undergraduate and graduate students sharing their service learning projects and experiences. See the personal development page for more information.
  • Service Learning Initiative at the University of Arkansas is working on a blog with a Student Spotlight section. Feel free to send us your photos on site and short reflection from your service learning class to be posted on our blog. We will also routinely reach out to a specific class to be featured.
  • In Service Learning class, students have the opportunity to use final paper or project for the class to actually benefit the community.
  • Students could gain necessary career skills such as communication, leadership, problem-solving, teamwork, etc. 
  • By working directly with the agencies involved service learning courses, students can build professional connections potential for future internship.

For more information about the service learning courses offered at the University of Arkansas, check out our Course page. Students who are interested to inquire more on the course description and project should contact their College/School representative for more information regarding courses.