The Office of Community Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship
OCELTS serves as a bridge, facilitating mutually beneficial collaborations between Loyola University New Orleans students and faculty and community partners. We support Community Engagement at Loyola in two ways: service learning and community based federal work study.
Community Engagement at Loyola
At Loyola, we follow the Carnegie Foundation's definition of community engagement: Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.
Have questions about service learning or community based federal work study? Please contact the Office of Community Engaged Learning, Teaching and Scholarship (OCELTS).
Typhanie Jasper-Butler, Director
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Marquette 312 (Campus Map)
6363 St. Charles Avenue
Campus Box 115
New Orleans, Louisiana 7011
Service Learning Resources
Information for Students
Students interested in a service learning course this semester can explore resources to find a course and get placed with an agency.
Information for Faculty
Resources for faculty who currently teach a service learning course or want to teach one in the future.
Loyola's partner agencies provide meaningful service learning opportunities for students.
A catalog of current and previous service learning courses available at Loyola.
Transportation Resources for Students
Service learning and CBFWS opportunities often require students to spend time on-site at community partner locations around the city. OCELTS provides resources, including bus passes and bicycle rentals, for students to safely travel to their off-campus sites.
OCELTS provides resources for students who wish to get a CBFWS job, as well as students who are currently employed with a community partner.
OCELTS provides resources for current CBFWS employers and eligibility requirements for agencies interested in becoming an employer.
Loyola works with community partners who provide an array of services in New Orleans with an emphasis on social justice.