The Sturzl Center for Community Service & Learning supports and develops the college’s mission to serve the common good by fostering campus-wide discussion on service, promoting community engagement and recognizing significant contributions to serving the common good in Brown County and beyond.

For Students

Whether it’s on campus, in the local community or on the other side of the world, our students believe in helping others.

At the Sturzl Center, we can help to connect you to work that promotes the common good. The center is grounded firmly in the idea that service-learning paired with reflection can be a medium for personal growth and life-changing experiences.

Check out our academic service-learning, co-curricular service-learning and post-graduate service opportunities below: 


Co-curricular service-learning is concerned with raising students’ consciousness and familiarity with issues related to various communities. This usually occurs outside of the classroom

Service-Oriented Student Organizations 
The college offers more than a dozen service-oriented or faith-based student organizations.

Participate in an alternative break trip and grow through life-changing service and solidarity with some of the world’s most vulnerable people. 

Michels Hall Service-Learning Program
The Michels Hall Service-Learning Program provides St. Norbert sophomores with the opportunity to live, learn and serve together. Students serve with community partner sites impacting youth and poverty.

Kids to Campus
Kids to Campus is an interactive one-day campus event that creates an access point to higher education and STEM learning for underrepresented youth in our community. St. Norbert students are paired with 2-3 youths for the day to learn what college is like from a positive role model. 

Theme Houses
Theme houses provide groups of students who have a common interest with the opportunity to live together. Students who have a common interest in impacting their community through service are encouraged to consider applying to reside in a service theme house.

CONNECTIONS, offered through Multicultural Student Services, creates an atmosphere and support for first-year research fellows to work together to develop leadership skills, while serving others on campus and in the community. 

SERV Program
Students Embracing the Responsibility to Volunteer (SERV), offered through the Leadership, Student Engagement and First Year Experience Office, to integrates education with civic engagement and strives to help students respond effectively to local community issues.


Academic Service-Learning courses provides students with the opportunity to engage in service as part of their academic course work. 

Academic Service-Learning Courses
The Community Engagement (CENG) Course designation assists students in identifying courses with an academic service-learning component. Students can find descriptions of CENG courses currently being offered on the new and special topics courses tab of the course timetable.

The Village Project
The Village Project is an academic service-learning program that first-year education majors participate in through Educational Psychology (EDUC 130) to strengthen their teaching skills, while providing under-represented youth with academic support and positive college role models.


Post-Graduate Service
Each year some of our graduates commit to one or more years of full-time service in the United States or abroad. Full-time service offers you the chance to share your gifts, experience a new culture, live and work in community, broaden your experience and knowledge of the world, develop your spirituality, tap into your passion, and create a more just and humane world. It is not “a year off,” it is hard work with populations who have great needs. Post-graduate service can also be a valuable experience for personal growth and exploring future career options.

Norbertine Volunteer Community
The Norbertine-sponsored Norbertine Volunteer Community (NVC) is just one example of a post-graduate service program for young adults. The NVC offers Norbertine volunteers opportunities to serve in full-time internships with local non-profit agencies and schools in the Green Bay area.