Service learning embodies Eastern University’s commitment to Faith, Reason and Justice. First-year students, during their first semester at Eastern, serve for 20 hours in impoverished communities and address various justice issues as part of a required course.
In this course, titled INST 150: "Introduction to Faith, Reason and Justice," service learning is part of the content of the class, providing an active “textbook” for issues of justice and faith. Students are encouraged to continue serving as volunteers or as a Federal Work Study job, and service opportunities are incorporated into some majors.
Overall, this discipline of service fosters academic learning and spiritual formation while addressing injustice in communities of need. Service opportunities and transportation arrangements are coordinated by the Office of Faith & Practice.