Community-engaged Learning

Community-engaged learning refers to educational experiences that link academic course work with efforts to meet a community need. This kind of learning promotes:

  • Knowledge of course concepts and application of disciplinary material.
  • Understanding of the field of study in a broader context.
  • A sense of civic responsibility.

To facilitate community-engaged learning opportunities, the Office of Civic Engagement links teachers and students to local organizations with identified needs. We conduct workshops for faculty, provide support materials, and play the role of "matchmaker," connecting faculty and students to area agencies and groups. Ideally, the interactions are mutually beneficial, ones where students can both learn and contribute and where community partners gain from the support of service-learners.

Civic engagement becomes then an integral part of the Bucknell educational experience as we help prepare students to use their knowledge and skills in professional and public life.

Student Immersion Experiences

Be a force for good in communities around the country and the world. Serve others as you explore new areas, form new relationships and learn in a local context. Student immersion experiences are short-term experiences that lead to big discoveries — and make a big difference. 

Explore student immersion experiences

Faculty Engagement

Many Bucknell faculty have incorporated community-engaged learning into their curriculum so that students will see first-hand how their Bucknell degree can lead them to a life of service.

Faculty: Request a community-engaged learning designation for your class

Helping Hand

Get involved in Lewisburg and beyond

Contact Details

Civic Engagement


119 Bertrand Library