Department of Campus Involvement

Service-Learning Highlights


President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll logoThe President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.  St. Cloud State University has received this prestigious honor again for 2015!

Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification

Carnegie Foundation logoSt. Cloud State University received this classification in 2010 and is able to apply for renewal in 2020.  The Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification, meaning that it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. The elective classification involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments, and requires substantial effort invested by participating institutions. It is an institutional classification; it is not for systems of multiple campuses or for part of an individual campus. The classification is not an award. It is an evidence-based documentation of institutional practice to be used in a process of self-assessment and quality improvement.  The documentation is reviewed to determine whether the institution qualifies for recognition as a community engaged institution.

Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.  The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.

Minnesota Campus Compact President's Awards

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2016 President's Student Leadership Award

Ayubowan Sri Lanka Student Organization

2016 President's Community Partner Award

Paul and Sue Westmark

2016 President's Civic Engagement Steward Award

Professor Sheila Moriarty


Community Engagement Celebrations

St. Cloud State University-Community Engagement Celebrations for 2016-2017 are:

  • 9-11 a.m. Nov. 30, 2016 in the Atwood Center Ballroom
  • 9-11 a.m. April 19, 2017 in the Atwood Center Ballroom

The Community Engagement Celebrations offer an opportunity for students, faculty members, and community partners to showcase their service work together over the past semester.  Visual displays fill the Ballroom!  Students are there to speak with about their experiences.  Come when you can and leave when you need to.  A wonderful celebration of true community collaboration and reciprocal work and learning!