University of Vermont

Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning

Service-Learning Stories

students at work creating compost system


Cultivating Collaboration from the Bahamas to Vermont

Beside the garden at Champlain Elementary School, students from the University of Vermont and South Andros High School in the Bahamas work together to level the land for a compost system.

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Flies Released to Attack Hemlock-Killing Pest

A tiny fly from the Pacific Northwest may provide new hope for towering hemlock forests dying along the East Coast.

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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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