Learning Outcomes

“I am driven by a desire to try and give everyone the same opportunities and quality of life.” -Jacob Meyers, Alumni member of the Council of LionHearts

The vision of Council is to do two things:

1.  To advance service throughout Penn State
By participating in the Council of LionHearts, students will:

    • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills when faced with service-related issues or concerns.
    • Distinguish and evaluate best practices and areas for improvement in community service leadership.
    • Analyze community needs and develop opportunities for other students to meet those needs through service projects.
    • Assess, and advocate for, the needs of service groups on campus.
    • Employ effective communication with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

2.   To add value to each Council member’s education by personally fostering a lifetime commitment to service through service leadership and reflection.
By participating in the Council of LionHearts, students will:

  • Describe the meanings and inter-relationship of philanthropy, volunteering, community service, civic engagement, service learning, service leadership, and the importance of reflection.
  • Practice ethical decision-making in volunteering and service leadership.
  • Examine their growth and learning as service leaders through reflection.
  • Develop a lifelong commitment to service leadership.


These learning outcomes were developed in the Fall of 2011. Council leaders worked together with then graduate assistant/adviser Rachel Russell to create a set of learning outcomes that would shape the significant learning experiences from their service leadership on the Council.  In the Fall of 2013, the learning outcomes were further refined by graduate assistant/adviser, Kate Curley. 

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