Service-Learning Mission Statement

The Service-Learning Program at Hesston College facilitates students’ academic learning through meaningful service experiences, which encourage and enable Hesston’s students and faculty to positively impact the community.

Service-Learning, Community Service and Long-Term Placements

Service-learning is a course-based educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity is such a way as to gain further understanding of course content.

Community service involves helping others in the community in a variety of ways, without being linked to an academic course.

Long-term placements include field experiences and cooperative education placements. They usually involve a greater number of hours and may or may not be counted on the student’s transcript as service hours (to be determined by Service Coordinator), and Service Leaders may only count up to 20 hours in any one field experience or cooperative education placement.




Office of Service-Learning

Bible and Ministry Center, room 144
Russ Gaeddert, Service Coordinator

Service-Learning Manual

For more information or an in-depth perspective of service-learning at Hesston College, view the Service-Learning Manual.