This site is a one-stop shop to on-board you to creating and listing your service learning opportunity for our CSUSM students. Review the Service Learning Community Partner handbook, along with the resources below. Reach out to the Department of Service Learning with any questions or to request a consultation. We are happy to brainstorm with you service project ideas. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View our events page to learn about opportunities for Commmunity Partners to engage with our SL community.
Service learning incorporates community work into the curriculum, giving students real-world learning experiences that enhance their academic learning while providing a tangible benefit for the community. As a Community Partner, you play an essential role as co-educator in our students’ Service Learning classes.
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At CSUSM, we are invested in the practice of our community partners being co-educators. This approach requires a relationship between the university and the community organization in which both are active participants in the Service Learning experience.
Your application will be reviewed within 3-5 business days and you will be contacted directly upon completion of this step. If you already have a current university community partnership agreement with us and want to submit a new service learning opportunity, please complete the New Service Learning Opportunity Form. NOTE: The New Service Learning Opportunity Form should be filled out by a Community Partner ONLY. Students who complete the form, will have their request DENIED.
This form should be filled out by a Community Partner ONLY. Students who complete the form, will have their request DENIED.
Complete the Request to Initiate Partnership form online. To process your application in a timely manner, please ensure to answer all questions thoroughly. Please note your “Main Contact” information will be listed in the database for our students and faculty to view as the point of contact for your organization. If your application is on behalf of a pre-selected student, please indicate in the application.
To ensure your Service Learning opportunity is posted in a timely manner, please submit a request at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Due to current COVID-19 Federal, State and County restrictions, we strongly recommend offering virtual service learning opportunities, if possible. The Department of Service Learning and Civic Engagement is here to assist you in regard to best practices in creating virtual service learning opportunities. When your organization is able to offer an on-site service learning opportunity, CSUSM students may participate in on-site or service learning activities in the State of California provided the student and the organization follow current Federal, State, and County public health guidelines effective May 19, 2020. Organizations will be required to submit evidence they are in compliance with public health guidelines.