Service Learning

What is service-learning?

Service-Learning is when students volunteer as part of the course.  Your professor may have it be required, an option, or extra credit. 

Service-Learning Steps for Students:  How to Register and How to Report Your Hours

Service-Learning Deadlines:  Spring 2022

  • Service-Learning Registration Deadline:  Wed. Feb. 2nd
  • Hours ("impact") Submission Deadline:  Wed. April 27th 

GivePulse Resources

  • Normandale uses a platform called called GivePulse to support service-learning. GivePulse is a platform to connect volunteers, community organizations, and colleges. 
  • GivePulse allows you to tell your faculty member you are doing service-learning, connect with nonprofits, report and track your service-learning hours, and for your professor to automatically view your service-learning hours.  
  • If you need help with GivePulse you can reach out to Paige Wheeler.  GivePulse also offers email support via and has help articles online.

Which classes include service-learning?

Go to the Normandale GivePulse web page and look under the "Classes" tab for a list of the classes offering service-learning this semester.  

Where can I do service-learning?

In most cases your professor will pre-select community partner options for service-learning. To see the approved community partner options for your class go to the Normandale GivePulse web page and look under the "Classes" tab; find your class.  Some professors let you pick other options that are not listed on your GivePulse class page; in these cases you typically should email your faculty member to get approval. 

Where can faculty get information about service-learning?

Faculty resources are here

Who can help me with service-learning?

Your faculty member and the Center for Experiential Education.  Contact the Center for Experiential Education at or (952) 358-8119.