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Service-Learning Cohort

What is the Service-Learning Cohort?

The Service-Learning Cohort is an amazing opportunity to get to know Eugene and learn about your role as an active citizen and community member. You will take Service-Learning Theory and Practice each term and volunteer with local nonprofit organizations throughout the year. You’ll choose to focus in one of the following areas: poverty, education, health, environment, or human rights. We’ll help you find a volunteer placement or you might have your own idea of what you want to do. You can work with the same organization all year or explore a new volunteer opportunity each term. Throughout the year, we will host events in the residence hall and participate as a cohort in campus-wide service days.

Why should I choose to live in the Service-Learning Cohort?

This is a great way to get connected to a community of socially aware students that is building something bigger than any one individual. Faculty and student leaders will support you as you explore many service opportunities and grow as a student and as a citizen. Service-Learning Cohort members come from diverse backgrounds and academic interest areas, regardless of previous experience. The University of Oregon is a big place, and we want to help you find your niche here.

What classes will we take?

  • FHS 409 Service-Learning & Social Justice (2 credits). Fall, winter, and spring terms.
  • These credit hours include volunteer work in the community.


This community will be located in Hamilton Hall in 2017-18. Please note that Academic Residential Communities can be moved to different residence hall buildings if the size or need of the community changes. 

Who is eligible and how do I apply?

All first-year students are eligible. 

  • First - Apply for University Housing and select the program you prefer in the "Academic Residential Communities" section.
  • Second - Fill out the Supplemental Application page which will show at the end of your housing application, the program director will be in communication with you over the summer to remind you to fill out the form and determine class placement and details.

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