Experiential Learning Center at The University of Akron

UA's Center for Experiential Learning

OUR GOAL: To enable students to emerge as civically engaged, skilled and adaptable leaders, ready to take on real-world challenges.


Nominations open for EX[L] Center Awards

We are pleased to announce the EX[L] Awards are now open for nominations. Here is the full list of awards, along with details of the nomination process. *Nominations open Dec. 5, 2017 and close Feb. 15, 2018.

Spring 2018 Pitch Competition - Social Entrepreneurship Edition

A holistic approach is an essential part of social entrepreneurship focusing on the triple bottom line - economic, environmental, and humanitarian. What's your idea to make the world a better place? 

*More details coming in early 2018

HungerPerks wins $10K in pitch competition

$10,000 awarded to HungerPerks and $800 to each of the five finalists to go towards their startups. Details here on the event, sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, and on all six of the finalists.

Faculty Projects Win Experiential Learning Center Funding

The FDI program offers grants to support faculty research projects that directly sustains their scholarship while incorporating innovative experiential learning opportunities for UA students. View this year's awardees.

Faculty grants available

EX[L] is pleased to be able to offer grants of up to $1000 for Community-Engaged Courses in Spring 2018. Download the guidelines.