The Center for Service Learning offers services and supports to students, faculty, departments, community engagement professionals, and community partners to advance the interests and commitment of the university in promoting public service, community and civic engagement. Our efforts include service learning, civic engagement, community-engaged scholarship, and other community-engaged efforts.
Through community and campus partnerships, the Center for Service Learning advances service-learning, community-engaged scholarship, and civic engagement that fosters a commitment to participation for a diverse, just, and global society.
We envision an interconnected community in which all students, faculty, staff, community partners, and those serves mutually benefit and contribute to collectively addressing community-identified goals.
Statement on Community Engagement and Allyship
The Center for Service Learning, as stated in our mission, is committed to participation in creating a diverse, just, and global society. Allyship and cultural competence are important aspects of effective and inclusive engagement with and in our communities. It is important to collaboratively work towards assuring conditions that support equity, particularly for communities and groups who may have a history and increased likelihood of experiencing marginalization. Indeed, it is what we do that defines us. For more information on allyship and cultural competence, click here.
The Center for Service Learning at the University of Kansas acknowledges that the University of Kansas resides on the ancestral territory of several tribal nations, including the Kaw, Osage, and Shawnee peoples. Specifically, the University occupies land taken from these nations.
This land acknowledgement recognizes that Native Americans are traditional guardians of the land and that there is an enduring relationship between Native peoples and these traditional territories.
In addition, we recognize, advocate, and support the sovereignty of the four-federally recognized tribes of Kansas, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.