About Us

The Center for Service Learning & Leadership helps to foster the academic success and civic responsibility of PNC students through experiential education and service engagement activities. These activities include service learning projects embedded within courses, community service opportunities and leadership programs. The Center for Service Learning & Leadership also partners with other campus departments and community organizations to develop and offer excellent learning and engagement opportunities for the PNC community.


To provide access to comprehensive student leadership training and experiential learning opportunities for all PNC students in accordance with their interests, abilities and needs. Programs will be designed to maximize students’ leadership skills and opportunities to encourage increased campus and community engagement while, at the same time, preparing students as future leaders within their professions and within their communities.


A comprehensive student leadership development and volunteer center that promotes a campus environment responsive to civic engagement and service.

What is Service Learning?

Service learning at PNC is defined as a course-based, credit-bearing educational experience which combines community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. Service learning courses involve students in organized community service that address local needs, while fulfilling course objectives. Through this process, students are able to develop and/or enhance their academic skills, personal values, and sens of community responsibility.

Visit the Center for Service Learning and Leadership in the Library-Student-Faculty Building room 27 to learn more about service learning and how you can be involved!



Laura WeaverService Learning Coordinator
LSF 27
(219) 785-5742

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or by appointment

Office Location & Mailing Address

Center for Service Learning & Leadership
Library-Student-Faculty Building Room 27
1401 S. US Hwy 421
Westville, IN 46391

Contact Numbers

Toll-Free in Indiana: (800) 872-1231 ext. 5742
LaPorte/Westville: 785-5742
Valparaiso/Portage: 462-4197, ext. 5742
Fax number: 785-5418