University of Vermont

Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning

Service-Learning Stories

Professor Pat Erickson, Hailey Everett, Meixian Huang, Chad Faulkner-Filosa, Jackie Tauberman, and Julia Balionis


Animal Science Students Connect Vermont to the World through Public Science Exhibit

On Nov. 21, University of Vermont students in Pat Erickson’s Advanced Zoos, Exotics, and Endangered Species class delivered on a semester-long promise: they designed and managed a one-day conservation exhibit at Burlington's ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.

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UVM nursing students with seniors in service-learning course


Nursing Students, Senior Citizens Learn From Each Other

When Jason Garbarino asked his students at the beginning of his gerontology course if any of them planned to work with the elderly, only a few hands went up. That was before the students met the seniors living at the Residence at Shelburne Bay — and heard their stories.

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About Service-Learning at UVM

The Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service-Learning (CUPS) works to create meaningful, sustainable, pedagogically rich opportunities for students to contribute to the community through the skills they gain in their academic discplines. We mentor, train and consult with faculty; we designate SL courses, and offer grants, TA's and other incentives to support service-learning across campus.

Learn more about our initiatives in our FY '15 Annual Report.