The Office of Community Engagement supports CSUN’s mission to cultivate civic responsibility among students, faculty, and staff by facilitating service learning classes, promoting co-curricular engagement activities, implementing community based research, and fostering sustainable community partnerships.
Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Faculty choose a limited number of meaningful partnerships with the goal of providing students with different, but consistent off-campus learning experiences. Through service learning, students-from kindergartners to college students-use what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems. They not only learn the practical applications of their studies, they become actively contributing citizens and community members through the service they perform.