Binghamton University offers many courses that include engagement in the community. In these credit-bearing courses, students use what they're learning in the classroom to address a real need in the community. These academic service-learning and community-engaged learning courses can be found by searching for courses tagged as "ASL" or "CEL" under Special Course Attributes in BU Brain. Read about some examples of community-engaged courses at Binghamton University.
Note about fall 2020 CEL courses
In-person, course-based, community engaged-learning opportunities may be available during the fall 2020 semester. If students choose to participate in these on-site volunteer experiences, they will be required to comply with all safety regulations, including guidance set forth by the Department of Health, which may include wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE/masks).
Benefits of Community-Engaged Learning
- Gain a better understanding of the class topic and how it applies to real-world situations
- Explore potential career fields and get hands-on experience that can be added to your resume; network with professionals in the community
- Explore your personal values
- Develop critical thinking, problem-solving, flexibility, leadership, communication and teamwork skills
- Work with individuals and groups from diverse cultures and communities
- Learn more about social issues and their root causes
- Connect with professionals and community members who you will learn from
- Give back to the community you call home while in college—a strong community equals a strong University