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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. Apply for University Housing in DuckWeb or update your housing application on the University Housing website and select the “Service-Learning Cohort” on the “Academic Residential Communities” section.

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