Service Learning 100% of Our Students Participate in Service Learning

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ― St. Francis of Assisi

A Balancing Act

I've been lucky that Quincy University has given me so many opportunities to lead and to serve. Getting involved while balancing class can be tough at times but it's been very rewarding for me.
Catherine Richards, Senior Biology and Chemistry Double Major and 2015 Lincoln Laureate Recipient

What is Service Learning?

Service-Learning is a type of experiential education that combines academic goals with activities that address human and community needs.


Why do Service-Learning?

  • To enhance student learning whether in or outside the classroom
  • To serve and to collaborate with non-profit agencies in the Tri-State Area
  • To foster a sense of civic responsibility and commitment to the common good

What is the difference between service-learning and community service?

Community service participants volunteer for the primary or sole purpose of meeting the needs of others and bettering the community as a whole. Service-learning meets the needs of the community while enhancing students’ academic achievements.

Contact Information

Sara Phillips, Experiential Learning Specialist
217-228-5432 x3356

Kristen Liesen, Director of Experiential Learning
217-228-5432 x3355

Fr. John Doctor, Vice President for Mission and Ministry
217-228-5432 x3614

Dr. Megan Boccardi, Assistant Professor of History
217-228-5432 x3031