The Office of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement (SLCE) develops, guides, and coordinates community engagement efforts for the entire FGCU campus. With a service-learning graduation requirement for all undergraduate students, service-learning is integrated into classes, student organizations, FGCU offices, and all of campus culture. SLCE also facilitates the promotion of service opportunities through Eagle Link, as well as the tracking, verification, and reporting of all service-learning experiences via Eagle Service Network. To provide deep intentionality with each service-learning experience, the SLCE integrates a number of core frameworks into all programming and initiatives.
To support this deep integration of service-learning, the SLCE conducts nearly 40 classroom presentations and campus wide workshops each year. Additionally, the SLCE trains and collaborates with faculty for nearly 275 classes a year that are designated with a service-learning attribute in the course catalog (search SRVC attribute in the course catalog) as well as advisors and student leaders for over 100 student organizations that each integrate service-learning. The SLCE also trains, coordinates, and manages relationships with over 300 community agencies to help them meaningfully connect with campus, including projects with faculty and students, participation in service-learning fairs, annual "day of service" events, an annual showcase of award-winning service-learning projects, and more. Since its inception, FGCU students have engaged in over 3.7 million hours of service-learning and continue to add approximately 275,000 additional hours each year.