Service to the local community has become a part of the college tradition as more campuses incorporate service into their curricular and co-curricular cultures. Roger Williams University parallels this trend. Service has evolved from “a nice thing to do” to an important element in our academic and co-curricular culture. We have outgrown the blanket term “service” and can place campus-wide service activities in three distinct categories: community service, service learning, and civic engagement. While based on the common goal of promoting active citizenship, each category contains distinct experiences with distinct learning outcomes.
"Community engagement at Roger Williams University: community service - service learning - civic engagement,"
Reason and Respect: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/rr/vol3/iss1/2