University of Vermont

Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning

Service-Learning at UVM

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Compared to peer institutions, UVM offers more service-learning courses and enrolls a higher percentage of its student body in SL courses. Like their counterparts nationally, UVM students report higher levels of academic challenge, greater interaction with a faculty member, and higher levels of critical thinking and real world problem-solving coming out of their SL courses (UVM NSSE report, 2014). The CUPS office facilitates these courses with programs for faculty, students and community partners. More information can be found in our annual & special reports below, as well as stories from University Communications.

CUPS Reports

Special Report: Service-Learning & Community Engagement at UVM

FY '15 CUPS Annual Report

CUPS 10th Anniversary Report, 2003-2013

Community-Based Research at UVM

Recent Stories of Service-Learning


In St. Lucia, Practicing Community Development through Service-Learning

Each Winter Break, while many college students head to tropical destinations for some much needed rest and relaxation, 20 UVM students and two professors head to the Caribbean for another reason — community development through service-learning.

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UVM Met and Expanded its 20% Real Food Challenge Goals


UVM Passes–and Publishes–Real Food Challenge Goals

Food–in all its forms, from farms, to value added products–is inherent to Vermont's culture; so it is fitting that UVM is part of the Real Food Challenge national campaign that aims to "shift 20 percent of existing university food budgets in the U.S. (equivalent to approximately $1 billion) from conventional agricultural ...

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