Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that takes students beyond the classroom and extends their learning into the community in a meaningful and constructive way. Service learning and community service is a core value in the mission of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College because it teaches our students civic responsibility and how to strengthen communities. Students apply what they learn in a classroom in real world situations while also helping the community.

Service Projects

Annual service projects include the VITA Program, Operation Wabashiki and Alternative Spring Break. To submit community service opportunities or ideas for new service projects, please contact Jamie McCracken at (812) 535-5360.

Operation Wabashiki

Each spring, The Woods Sustainability Club at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) makes it their mission to spend a day working to preserve the Wabashiki Wetlands through their initiative, Operation: Wabashiki.

Contact Us

The Service Learning Center is in the basement of the library, room LB001. Fall hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 2:30p.m. -5p.m. Contact Jamie McCracken, associate professor of business, for more information at or (812) 535-5260.