Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR) | Community Engaged Learning | Kent State University

Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR)

All KSU students must fulfill the ELR in order to graduate.  This degree requirement provides students with learning experiences that promote academic relevance, meaning and an understanding of real-word issues.

Student volunteer painting

What is Experiential Learning and why is it important?

Experiential Learning is the process of learning by doing. By engaging students in hands-on experiences and reflection, they are better able to connect theories and knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations.

Student volunteers

How to Complete the ELR and Project Examples

Students have the opportunity to fulfill the ELR through a variety of options.

Kent State student volunteering at a homeless shelter

Information for Faculty

An ELR designated course is one that meets ELR standards after review and approval. Faculty can apply for course or section designation.