Community-based Learning

Community-based learning connects students, faculty, and the wider community. Through placements with community organizations, students deepen their understanding of a faith that does justice. Read More

Students

Through community-based learning, the walls of the classroom are expanded as students learn from neighbors whose reality is often very different from their own.

CBL Weekly EngagementARRUPE ENGAGEMENT

The Arrupe Weekly Engagement program links SCU classes with more than 50 local community partners.

 

InternshipsINTERNSHIPS

Juniors and seniors can obtain professional work experience with a community partner for a full year.

 

FellowshipsFELLOWSHIPS

Each year approximately 15 students are granted fellowships for a summer community-based learning experience.

Faculty

Faculty create an essential component of community-based learning by integrating classroom learning with the lived experiences of the community.

Arrupe Engagement | Project-based Learning | Resources


Community Partners

The many organizations that partner with the University provide a variety of opportunities to engage with the local community.

Arrupe Engagement | Resources


Place-based Initiative

This new initiative establishes a committed relationship between the University and the Greater Washington Community of San Jose.

The SCU Experience


Morgan Autism Center 


MorganAutismCenter

Santa Clara University partnership enables acceptance of those with autism

Santa Clara University students are stepping off campus and signing into Morgan Autism Center’s Adult Program for valuable real-life lessons around social justice. Read More