​What is Service-Learning?

Students caring for child

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

Students' Service-Learning hours can be used toward Tulsa Achieves hours.

How do I know if what I'm doing can be defined as Service-Learning?

Service Learing Target

Click below to take the Service-Learning Orientation

Finding a Community Partner:

General Appearance Information

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!

Share your experience with the Service-Learning Program: Google Docs