Engagement is an important aspect of the Plymouth State University experience. The Office of Research and Engagement provides support in developing purposeful service learning projects for students. Service learning is a powerful tool that combines formal academic instruction, with a meaningful service experience. This type of learning engages the complete person. It requires reflection and inspires a deeper level of self-awareness. Through service, students gain new perspectives through applying academic curriculum in practical settings. Service learning creates opportunities for students to develop unique skill sets and learn how to contribute them in order to build a better society.