Black Hills State University is a member of the Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education. As such, it values and supports service-learning as an integrated form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities for reflection to achieve desired learning outcomes. Faculty members are encouraged to use academic service-learning as a pedagogy that integrates service in the community with academic courses to meet specific learning goals for students. AmeriCorps*VISTA supports academic service-learning through mini-grants for faculty to apply for funds to integrate community service across the curriculum. Their office is located on the third floor of the Student Union 223.
Call 642-6471 for more information about the Community-University-Resource-Exchange (C-U-R-E) grant to support the integration of service-learning across the academic curriculum, and the university campus.