Service to our communities is at the heart of an Illinois College education. In a typical year, more than 90 percent of our students spend a total of over 11,000 hours as volunteers. For years, the college has been honored to be named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Service-learning courses combine experiential learning and community needs. Students gain first-hand experience within their disciplines while learning they can have a positive role in their communities using the knowledge they gain at Illinois College.
Our community engagement programs provide students with many choices of ways in which to put their skills and passions to work for others. As they do so, students gain real-world experience that helps them shape and launch their professional lives. We take great pride in providing our students with the resources to become engaged and active members in society.