The collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in the context of partnership and reciprocity. It can involve partnerships and coalitions that help mobilize resources and influence systems and serve as catalysts for initiating and/or changing policies, programs, and practices.
Learn more about different terminology used in Community Engagement here.
The Office of Community Engagement at CSUN enhances academic experiences through service learning, engaged research and sustained partnerships within the San Fernando Valley, the greater Los Angeles Area and beyond.
The Office of Community Engagement—based on the principles of reciprocity, civic responsibility, and democratic values—seeks to:
1. Enrich scholarship and enhance the curriculum for students, faculty, and staff
2. Create high impact, community-based academic experiences
3. Sustain reciprocal community and academic partnerships between CSUN and the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area communities
4. Prepare educated, engaged citizens to become lifelong, civically minded learners and leaders
Tell us about your experience working with the community and how we can help!