Service-learning is an academic program which enables students to perform meaningful service related to their courses. Each semester, many classes offer students a service option/requirement as a means to learn in practice what they are learning in theory in the classroom. Agencies and schools in the community benefit from the services provided by the students and become partners in their education as well. Service learning classes are offered in many departments and demonstrate the creative expertise of faculty committed to extending disciplinary work into local communities. Currently, approximately 1,200-1,500 students from 40-60 university courses are placed at 50-60 community agencies each semester.