The mission of the Office of Service Learning in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is to engage students and faculty members in a process which integrates academics with service in order to enhance learning and to enable our students participate in critical and constructive thinking and action that promotes the common good.
The Villanova community will hear the voice of the poor and oppressed and of the earth as they cry out for justice. We will participate in the search for peace and justice by seeking to improve the quality of life for the community with whom we serve as we develop teaching and learning skills.
The Office accomplishes its mission by being dedicated to:
For more information, please contact the Office of Service Learning, St. Augustine Center for the Liberal Arts, at 610.519.4602.
The Augustinian tradition calls us to seek the truth so that our hearts and minds can be transformed by what we learn. We must offer opportunities for our students to be in relationship with those who are marginalized due to class, race or privilege if we are educating leaders of our society who are in solidarity with the least of our brothers and sisters.
We are an educational institution and we can put our knowledge at the service of those who have no voice and we can seek ways to understand injustice and inequality and ultimately teach our students to want justice for those who suffer and to “set love as the criteria” for their action and decisions now and beyond Villanova.