One of Morehouse College's primary strategic goals is to prepare students to address contemporary ethical and social concerns. Service learning is a critical component in achieving this goal.
The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse defines service learning as "a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities."
Service learning helps students to develop intellectually and ethically for service in local, national and international communities. It also infuses students with the knowledge, values and practical skills necessary to become civic leaders in every corner of the globe.
The following are key components of service learning at Morehouse.
Bonner Office of Community Service: The Bonner Office of Community Service develops and encourages volunteerism to perpetuate a culture of service at Morehouse and produce graduates who are stewards of positive social change. This office has created a Service Learning Taskforce consisting of faculty members who are committed to making service learning a fundamental part of a Morehouse education.
Emma & Joe Adams Public Service Institute: This office collects and distributes information about activities that uplift and effect positive social change. Its objective is to instill within members of the Morehouse family a lifelong commitment to serving others.
Jobs & Internships: Learn more about service-learning jobs and internships available through Morehouse.
Centers & Institutes: Morehouse's research centers and institutes support and enhance classroom instruction and play an important role in student development. The work being conducted at these centers and institutes touches the lives of people in the Morehouse community and throughout the world.
ROTC: Morehouse's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs — offered by the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy — prepare students to be bold and effective leaders. ROTC scholarships represent a significant source of financial assistance at the College.