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S ERVICE - L EARNING The mission of the Office of Service-Learning is to enhance the preparation of our students towards becoming more productive citizens in a democratic society and to strengthen learning through academic service-learning. The service-learning staff provides educational resources and training for faculty that supports the creation and implementation of service-learning opportunities for students. The projects are catalysts used to boost the academic quality of the curriculum. Students enrolled at Grambling State University are required to complete at least 160 hours of service-learning activities. Eighty (80) hours through “pure” service-learning activities and eighty (80) hours of approved civic engagement activities or community service projects. Serving as the hub of academic and community service service-learning, the staff approves projects, reviews syllabi, records service-learning data and monitors service-learning activities. Each year students average over 210,420 hours of service-learning activities. The economic impact of their service hours average over $1,525,545 annually. Because of its impact in the community, Grambling State University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll numerous times.   GSU students engaged in service-learning project. Academic Viewbook Professor Frances Staten (left) leads a service-learning project to replace flower vases at Grambling Memorial Gardens honor of Grambling’s founders, Charles and Martha Adams. Page 32