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Women's Center

Women's Center
University of Idaho
Memorial Gym, Rm 109
208.885.2777
Fax: 208.885.6285
wcenter@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Women's Center
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1064
Moscow, ID 83844-1064

service learning and volunteerism

About

Mission:

The Women’s Center Service-Learning & Volunteer Program’s seeks to enhance academic curriculum by providing service projects that address both a need of the Women’s Center and an issue related to social justice and/or gender equity. Reflection upon the service completed will contribute a real-world application and link between topics learned in class, and the mission/values of the Women’s Center.

Goals:

  • Provide a safe space for students to link academic course work and service projects.
  • Provide support and training to students who wish to develop both their independent research and group leadership skills in a non-hierarchical manner.
  • Provide opportunities for students to plan service projects and to participate first-hand in social activism projects relating to gender equity, oppression, women’s health, and/or LGBTQ studies.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn and integrate – Students will be able to learn through independent or collaborative study, and attain, use and develop knowledge as it pertains to both the mission/values of the Women’s Center and the academic course work at hand.
  • Think and create – Students will be able to use multiple thinking strategies to examine gender equity and hierarchies of oppression, while exploring creative avenues of expression.
  • Communicate –  Students will be able to acquire, articulate, create and convey intended meaning using verbal and non-verbal methods of communication that demonstrate respect and understanding in a complex society.
  • Clarify purpose and perspective – Students will be able to explore one’s perspective on gender equity, and hierarchies of oppression as related to their academic course work, and to their lives as a whole.
  • Practice citizenship – Students will be able to apply principles of ethical leadership, collaborative engagement, gender equity, respect for diversity in an interdependent world, and a service-oriented commitment to advance and sustain local and global communities.

Access the Service-Learning/Volunteer Handbook here!