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Service Learning Resources (Penn State Berks)

Welcome to the resource guide for The OCE - The Office of Community Engagement at Penn State Berks!


The Lion Shrine (statue of the nittany lion) in front of Thun Library.  Purples flowers and trees around the lion.Welcome to the resource guide for The OCE - The Office of Community Engagement at Penn State Berks!

Successful service learning depends in part on having a well-researched, well-planned design and pedagogy.  With this purpose in mind, we have listed some of the top resources for service learning instructors on the menu on the left sidebar.

In addition, your students may be conducting research that complements their service learning work.  We have thus included a section that lists student resources for Canvas courses.

Please contact your Berks librarians on the left sidebar if there are additional resources we can acquire to support your projects!


A Showcase of Service Learning Resources

Sample Syllabi

Campus Compact features sample syllabi and course materials. 

A group of 3 Berks students in a study room at Thun Library.  They are smiling and looking over papers together.

Exemplars from Each Discipline

Try the search box for case studies of service learning projects in your discipline.

Two community volunteers talking selfies.

Instruments for Engaged Scholarship

PsycTests offers ready-made surveys on service learning topics such as environmental consciousness, park use, litter, health beliefs, eating behaviors, poverty, perceptions of crime, and more...

A person taking a written survey on a clip board.

Service-Learning and Hispanic Students: What Works in the Field

Best practices include "ensure curriculum and projects are culturally relevant and appropriate..."

A PSU Berks student talking to elementary age students in a classroom.

Serving the Latino Community through Service-Learning Partnerships

"This partnership honors the rich resources and expressed needs of all partners and is built upon the founding principal of mutual respect..." --Tammy Oberg De La Garza, Roosevelt University

Two students writing in notebooks at a desk.