At Tusculum University , service learning is an integral part of the curriculum.

Tusculum’s service–learning graduation requirement became effective with the freshman class that entered in the fall of 1993. Students may fulfill the requirement through a course in their major with a significant service-learning component or through a Service-Learning course or Practicum.

Additional Service-Learning (SVLN) immersion courses may be offered. These may include a national or in international ser- vice-learning experience. These experiences require instructor approval prior to travel.

The Service-Learning courses include two student outcomes: students will apply their skills and knowledge to engage in activities that benefit the community and promote social justice (Civic Engagement); and students will examine their lives, develop habits of on-going reflection and understand the relationship between their lives and the life of the community (Self-Knowledge). Issues dealing with diversity, the common good, and social change will also be examined in these courses.

Service-Learning courses are designed to be taken once a student has completed at least 30 credit hours.


Students of all majors are eligible to pursue the Civic Engagement Minor.