Service Learning
Elbert Hubbard, a popular homespun philosopher at the start of the 20th century, said, "A school should not be a preparation for life. It should be life." The Psychology Department engages students in civic life.

We believe that classroom lessons should be complimented by work outside the classroom, and we encourage students to apply their skills in psychology to very real community problems.

The Chinese proverb, "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand," reminds us that service to the community supports classroom learning. Meaningful community service:
  • Enhances academic skills.
  • Fosters a commitment to civic participation.
  • Promotes "people skills."
Here are a few quick examples of community service opportunities in our community.

Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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