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Service learning

Ignite your passion for service

Whether it’s on the spectacular St. Norbert College campus in De Pere, Wis., in the U.S. or on the other side of the world, our students believe in helping others.

SNC’s Sturzl Center for Community Service & Learning can help you learn how to best utilize your skills and talents to support people in need. This academic center is grounded firmly in the idea that service-learning paired with reflection can be a medium for personal growth and life-changing experiences.

Check out our opportunities for academic, co-curricular or post-graduate service-learning.

Academic service-learning

How can you apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world problems? Our academic service-learning courses bridge the divide between classroom theory and application. Your professors will spend time with you in the classroom to cover theory, and then you’ll move out into the community to put what you’ve learned into practice.

Want to register for an academic service-learning course? Check out the detailed course timetable — available in KnightLine — for a current list and description of eligible courses. Look for the Community-Engaged (CENG) course designation attribute to find courses with a service-learning component. Be sure to read the syllabus before you register, to confirm that you can meet the community service requirements for the particular course that interests you.

All of our first-year education students participate in the Village Project, an academic service-learning program that strengthens their teaching skills, while providing underrepresented youth in Green Bay, Wis., with academic support and positive role models.

Co-curricular service

SNC’s co-curricular service-learning programs are designed to complement what you learn in the classroom. They’ll push you to try something new and get involved in communities where you can truly connect with your classmates — and contribute in meaningful ways.

Residential service programs

Want to live with people who share your passion for service? Residential service programs at SNC give you the chance to live, learn and serve our community together.

Service-oriented student organizations

SNC offers more than a dozen service-oriented or faith-based student organizations where you can work with others who share your interests. Find out about our service-oriented groups to make a positive impact on our community.

Turning Responsibility Into Powerful Service (TRIPS)

Want to spend your spring break vacation improving the lives of others? TRIPS offers service trips that focus on specific issues, so whether your passion is the environment, affordable housing, homelessness, animal welfare, children’s healthcare or education, you can use your SNC education to help those in need.

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Post-graduate service

Each year some of our graduates commit to one or more years of post-graduate service in the United States or abroad. Full-time service offers you the chance to share your gifts, experience a new culture, live and work in community, broaden your experience and knowledge of the world, develop your spirituality, tap into your passion, and create a more just and humane world. It is not “a year off,” it is hard work with populations who have great needs.

Post-graduate service can also be a valuable experience for personal growth and exploring future career options. SNC alumni have partnered with programs such as Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps and Amigos for Jesus.

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Contact the St. Norbert College admission office

Campus location

Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

Hours of operation

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

We’re also available by appointment.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115