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Service-Learning & Civic Engagement

Important Message: 

All FGCU courses will be held remotely for the summer 2020 semester.

Please see the FGCU Coronavirus Updates page for the most updated university information.   

Service-Learning & Civic Engagement staff remain available to assist via video chat or email during regular business hours.  Please contact us at for assistance. 

Students are encouraged to engage in and/or pursue virtual service-learning experiences.  However, for students who are comfortable doing so, and are able to stay consistent with the Florida Governor’s Roadmap for Re-Opening (pg 11) and national CDC guidelines, in-person opportunities are also available.  If you reside in a state other than Florida, be sure to follow your local, state, and national guidelines. 

Students enrolled in service-learning courses will be asked to acknowledge the following statement:
    Safety Participation: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I acknowledge there are additional risks in participating in face-to-face experiential learning and that I have been made aware of these risks and have been provided remote alternatives to in-person experiences, and have chosen to voluntarily engage in face-to-face experiential learning instead of the remote learning opportunities.  In participating in the in-person experiential opportunity, I agree to comply with the facility’s directions and CDC guidelines regarding personal protective equipment and social distancing and assume the risks of engaging in this activity.

If you are searching for service-learning opportunities, please find resources and our current list of opportunities in Eagle Link by clicking the button below.  This Eagle Link page is updated frequently with new opportunities, so please check back often.



We connect classrooms and communities

Service-learning is an educational experience designed to match your academic goals and personal interests while meeting community and university needs. Volunteering your time and talents with nonprofit organizations — there are hundreds to choose from — also helps you enhance communication skills, critical thinking and social awareness.

Inspired by their experiences serving, many students go beyond the minimum required hours for graduating (40 hours if you transferred in as an upper level student / 80 hours if you started as a freshman/sophomore). With our office’s guidance, you learn to serve and serve to learn. 

News & Announcements


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Changing people while changing the world

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Service learning is a part of my DNA. It encompasses all that FGCU stands for.”

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FGCU’s service-learning program enhances and enriches student learning and sets you up for success. ”

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I can’t stop, won’t stop. I will continue to perform service throughout my life because it is a part of who I am. ”

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Service Learning & Civic Engagement

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