Community-Based Learning (CBL) consists of activities that link community service and academic study, enhancing the classroom experience.
Community partners and faculty members work together to generate researchable questions that are infused into courses, internships, independent studies, or faculty research.
The Technology Clinic is a two-semester, hands-on course that brings together students from different majors to help solve the real-world problems of a business, nonprofit organization or government body.
Economic Empowerment & Global Learning
Teams of EEGLP students and faculty from every academic division work hand in hand with residents to tackle economic issues. Teams have worked in Easton, New Orleans and Honduras.
LIME is a peer-to-peer mentoring program between Lafayette students and high school students from Madagascar to prepare the latter for the process of applying to colleges in the US. Ten Lafayette students are chosen each year to participate in the program.
Engineers Without Borders
Since 2003, this group of students has been traveling to Honduras to help build systems for water treatment and distribution in villages lacking close access to clean water. Participants collaborate with agencies, students, and communities on real-life engineering, construction and education projects.