Community-Engaged Learning

Illinois College’s students are active members of the community, fulfilling our mission to develop qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service. Illinois College has a long-standing tradition of service, and our students take great pride in being engaged within the community. Many students are involved in campus courses or organizations dedicated to service learning, while others seek out opportunities to share their talents with the Jacksonville community on their own time. Whether cleaning up the Illinois River, fundraising for the local women’s shelter or building homes for Habitat for Humanity, IC students regularly incorporate service into their college experience, diversifying their backgrounds in the liberal arts.

Service to our communities is at the heart of an Illinois College education. In a typical year, more than 90 percent of our students contribute to a total of over 40,000 volunteer hours. The Office of Community-Engaged Learning offers resources and support for students, faculty and community partners involved in this important work. Find out more information at 217.245.3630 or