Service-Learning for Students

Service-Learning is a form of experiential education characterized by:
- student participation in an organized service activity that reinforces specific course learning outcomes
- student identification and response to community need/s
- structured time for student reflection and connection of the service experience to learning

For more information, contact TCC's Service-learning coordinator:
Kristen L. Marangoni, PhD
Kristen.Marangoni@tulsacc.edu
918) 595-7077

Placement Agreement

TCC service-learning students are required to fill out this placement agreement. Note that it requires your community partner to sign off on it too. Please return this form to your professor.

Safety Guidelines

  • Know where you are going. Make sure you have the correct address and the community partner's phone number in case you let lost. If you don't have a GPS, consider printing a map.
  • Before you visit the site, make an appointment so that people are expecting you.  Let someone know where you are going and when to expect you back. 
  • Be aware of your environment at all times. Do not use earphones or "walk and text" in an unfamiliar environment.
  • Walk in well-lighted areas, avoid alleys.
  • Do not display expensive jewelry, cash, or other valuable items on your person or in your car.
  • Lock your car.
  • When returning to a parked car, have the key in your hand as you approach. 
  • Before opening the car, visually check around, under and inside. 
  • Take action if necessary. It is very unusual to be harassed or threatened while volunteering in the community or traveling to a site. If you are harassed or threatened, try to leave the area and avoid the situation. Then, notify appropriate authority (i.e. supervisor, police, etc.). 
  • If you feel unsafe,  consider an alternate center to complete your service-learning hours
  • Report any incident or accident to your service-learning professor 

Appearance

Personal appearance makes a strong impression on the attitude of those you serve about you and Tulsa Community College.  It is always a good idea to ask if there is a dress code at the community partner site.  In addition to the dress code,  consider the following guidelines:

Choose

  • Clean comfortable clothing
  • Only closed toed shoes with good support
  • Appropriate, presentable personal grooming and hygiene. In some cases, especially when dealing with food, long hair should be pulled away from your face.

Avoid

  • clothing that promote a  political agenda, band, questionable messages, or advertising.
  • flip flops
  • revealing or tight-fitting clothing, tank tops, or low-cut shirts.
  • large, bulky jewelry that could get caught in clothing or hair.