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Keys to Reducing Risk and Liability in Service-Learning

The potential of liability and risk exist through numerous college-sponsored activities that have become a part of campus life.  Programs such as athletics, on campus housing, food service, internships, fraternities and sororities, just to name a few.  It is important that we find ways to reduce the liability of service-learning without unduly penalizing it for being one of the newest learning and enrichment programs on campus. Responsibly practicing service-learning will help others recognize its tremendous benefits to students, campus and community.  Here are some keys to reducing the liability and risk in service and service-learning.

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Resources:

Serving Safely: http://www.cacampuscompact.org/cacc_publications/serving_safely.html
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse: Risk Management and Liability in Higher Education Service-Learning
Risk Management Issues in Service-Learning Programs, an example from Bowling Green State University


MICC would like to thank California Campus Compact and their recent publication “Serving Safely” for the majority of the material that appears on this page.