University of Vermont

Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning

Service-Learning News & Stories


Food Systems students bring "fresh appeal" to compost scraps

Recent work by UVM food systems graduate students drew the attention of the Free Press.  Under the direction of Geography professor Cherie Morse, students created a mascot, campaign and even a jingle to promote the state's path-breaking composting law enacted last year and slated to go into effect for all Vermont households by ...

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Burlington Region Recognized by the United Nations University for its Sustainability Education Programs

This week, Vermont’s Greater Burlington Region received official designation as a Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development by the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies of Sustainability. The region, which includes the Vermont portion of the Lake Champlain Basin, is one of 136 ...

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About CUPS

The Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service-Learning was founded to permanently house the Faculty Fellows for Service-Learning program, begun in 1999, which itself grew out of Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) in the Old North End of Burlington. Today CUPS has trained over 100 faculty in the pedagogy of service-learning, provides high-impact learning opportunities for students in every School and College, and serves as a voice for academic community engagement across the campus. Learn more about the history of service-learning at UVM.

What We Do

We work to create meaningful, sustainable, pedagogically rich opportunities for students to contribute to the community through the skills gained in their academic discplines. We mentor, train and consult; we designate courses, and offer grants, TA's and other incentives to support service-learning across campus. Review our faculty, student and community partner pages to learn more about our programs and services.

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