Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Service Learning

Science student at Children's Museum

At IUPUI, students, faculty, and staff participate in educational service activities that mutually benefit the campus and community. We call this “service learning.”

Service learning is an integral part of the RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative. RISE encourages students to incorporate research (R), international experience (I), service learning (S), and experiential learning (E) into their degree programs.

Environmental Service Learning

Since 1997, the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) and the Department of Earth Sciences have coordinated environmental service learning projects each semester that include locations on the IUPUI campus as well as numerous central Indiana parks, greenways, and natural areas. Through the service learning program, IUPUI faculty, staff, and environmental managers work with IUPUI students and community members to address urban environmental issues.