Service-learning may now be a little-known movement at The University of Southern Mississippi, but soon many students will be familiar with it. Service-learning is an attempt to return the university to its original standards of teaching students to become informed, critical citizens actively involved in bettering the community. Service-learning may seem to be a trend because its true purpose is misunderstood and even widely unknown by the bulk of the student population.

However, at Southern Miss, several organizations are striving to change these misconceptions and spread knowledge about service-learning.