- Contacting local community agencies and schools.
- Selecting those agencies with potential to provide a variety of meaningful service experiences for students.
Service learning placements are carefully chosen to complement the content of each service learning course. In some courses, like Introduction to Social Welfare and Justice, the possibilities for placements are very broad. In others, such as Spanish for the Health Professions, the number of placements that will fit the course is smaller and much more specific. Finding these specialized placements often requires an extensive knowledge of community organizations and a fair amount of creativity.
In addition to the sites offered by the program for each course, students are also able to find their own placements, with the approval of the professor. These are known as independent placements.