Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement at Northern Oklahoma College connects community partners with NOC students, faculty, and staff. Our mission is to complement the traditional aims of higher education with principles of active and responsible citizenship through service-learning and volunteer outreach. Whether you are a student looking for service opportunities, faculty who wish to incorporate service learning into coursework, or an organization in need of volunteers, we are here to serve you.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank

Letter from the Academic Service Learning Coordinator

August 20, 2015 

Hello Colleagues,

The American National Service Learning Clearinghouse (2015) defines “service learning” as “a teaching method designed to involve students in authentic and meaningful service to their communities. Service learning makes connections between classroom content and the community and provides structured time for students to reflect on their service experiences. It is intended to instill a sense of civic responsibility by encouraging students to assess their impact upon the community as active contributors to society.” If you have students utilize classroom content to help a community in a meaningful way, you are a service learning educator.

The form for students to complete before they begin their service learning projects rests below this letter. Furthermore, individual agencies might require students to complete liability forms.

If you plan to have a service learning component during this academic year, please, email me at a description of the component in a few sentences. In addition, let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of any help as you plan a service learning endeavor to enrich students’ classroom experience.

Dr. DeLisa Ging
Coordinator of Academic Service Learning



Civic Engagement in Action at Northern Oklahoma College