Students can record their service hours. Recording your hours, whether they're for class or because you just love giving back, helps ensure continued support for the culture of service at Willamette!

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Mission Statement

The Office of Community Service Learning encourages a sense of civic responsibility by cultivating mutually beneficial relationships within the greater Salem community. We strive to address community-identified needs through collaborative partnerships and service; deepen learning, teaching, and scholarship through service; and foster the growth and development of active, engaged citizens.

Service-Learning defined:

Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Presidential service awards

Presidential Award

2009: Willamette University received the Presidential Award- the highest tier of recognition. 

2010: Willamette is one of five colleges and universities nationwide to be named a special focus area finalist in the 2010 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll — the second highest tier of recognition.

2012: Willamette was an honor roll recipient with distinction. 

2014: Willamette received 3  honor awards with focuses in Education, General Community Service, and Economic Opportunity

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