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
Finding a Community Partner:
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.
- 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
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:
- 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.
- 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.
Share your experience with the Service-Learning Program: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9rcUeJnDOIhCfOUoX_Ll7DmEV_YtPj_jFW9VvWk4mvWyKjA/viewform?c=0&w=1