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Civic Engagement Initiatives

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Join our Team!

We are seeking a Service Learning and Civic Engagement Student Assistant to collaborate on the administration of Service Learning and Civic Engagement program components supporting students, faculty and community partners participating in Service Learning courses and Civic Engagement programs. Review job description here.

 Apply by March 15, 2021

Send your resume and a letter of interest via email to Rochelle Smarr ( Use the letter of interest to explain 1) your interest in the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Student Assistant position and 2) how your interests and academic preparation make you a good fit for this position. (Page limit: 1 page)



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Get Involved - Days of Service

Make a difference in your community! Participate in the César Chávez Day of Service or Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - these volunteer opportunities are open to students.

About Days of Service 


Spring 2021 Civic Engagement Events

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 9 :00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • ADP Present's Discord Gathering During the Inauguration. Invitation to join here.
      • Watch and discuss the inauguration live.
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021| 9:00 - 10:00 AM (PST)
    • ADP Present's: So What Did You Think About the Inauguration a National Times Talk. Debrief the inauguration events. Register here.

Resources for Talking About Democracy

At CSUSM, we are committed to developing student knowledge and skills to engage in a healthy democracy through opportunities for civic dialogue and direct engagement with local issues, both on and off-campus. 

Discussion Resources

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Civic Action Plan

On March 1, 2016, President Karen S. Haynes signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement of Presidents and Chancellors.
Signing the statement signifies CSUSM's recommitment to the values of civic engagement and action in service to the public good.

Review the Civic Action Plan