The SLDP group service project is an opportunity for students to collaborate with each other and develop a project to benefit their communities. Teams also showcase their work and practice their abilities and skills to demonstrate their growth and understanding of working with peers and colleagues.
Students identify issues and opportunities of importance in a community and then formulate and implement a project to address local needs. Typically, group service performed by students falls into one of three categories:
- Direct – Students work directly with representatives from on-campus or off-campus community organizations
- Indirect – Students work behind the scenes, providing added-value to existing organizations or departments
- Community-Based Research (CBR) – Students conduct research to answer a question posed by a community organization or department
The Student Leadership Development Program was new for the 2017-18 academic year; prior to that, CLL offered the "Student Leadership Development Series." While there are significant differences between the two, SLDS groups also conducted Group Projects similar to the projects SLDP groups develop.
Explore links to view past SLDP and SLDS Group Service Projects by year.