Service Learning and Civic Engagement

Service learning and civic engagement are key elements of your education at Franklin College. Many Franklin College faculty teach service learning courses while 10+ academic departments provide service learning course offerings on a regular basis.

Linking discipline-specific knowledge with service learning and civic engagement helps you gain a better understanding of the academic content as well as appreciate the value of service to the community.

From participating in Model UN to spending a week in a homeless shelter to building a house with Habitat for Humanity, participation in service learning and civic engagement activities at Franklin College will improve your education, your community, and your world.

Programs and Events

    • FOCUS–Freshmen Offering the Community Unselfish Service (new students’ first weekend on campus)
    • MLK Day–Day of Service in collaboration with Office of Diversity and Inclusion
    • Campus Clubs and Organizations
      • Habitat for Humanity
      • College Mentors for Kids
      • Best Buddies
      • Passion for Paws
      • Riley Dance Marathon
      • Up ‘til Dawn
    • Service Learning
      • Alternative Spring Break
      • INSPIRE
      • Various courses
    • Civic Engagement


  • Devante Ash

    I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of builds and home maintenance in Lexington, Kentucky during spring break. I have worked with our Habitat for Humanity chapter to raise money through an on-campus auction and the annual Soup Bowl event. - Devante Ash '17