Service Learning

Office of

Academic Internships,

Cooperative Education &

Service Learning

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday  
8:00am - 5:00pm


Contact us

Main Office

Phone | 260-481-6939

Email |

Debra Barrick | Director

Phone | 260-481-5471

Fax | 260-481-5460

Email | 

What Is Service Learning?

Differences in Experiential Learning

Service learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.

Robert Bringle and Julie Hatcher
Fall 1995

Alternative Spring Break: Urban Plunge

IPFW is once again partnering with the United Way of Allen County for this unique opportunity for students to get engaged with service in the Fort Wayne community. Check back later for more details on the events as it draws nearer.

ASB Dates: March 7-10, 2016, 9:00am – 3:30pm

Theme: A.L.I.C.E. (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed, a.k.a. working poor) - for more information on A.L.I.C.E., click here.

Applications Due: February 12, 2016

Conduct Interviews: February 15 – 18, 2016

Acceptance Notification: February 19, 2016

Orientation: March 2, 2016

Check back here in the future for more details about Alternative Spring Break.