College of Liberal Arts

The Community and Beyond

Community Partners

Our departments' community connections reflect the university's commitment to applied learning, community engagement, sustainability and global and cultural understanding.


William Marcellous Lindgren 
Asian Art Collection

Former St. Cloud State University professor William Lindgren donated this unique collection of Asian art to the University upon his death in 1993. The entire collection is now on view on the third floor of the University Library.

American Democracy Project

Through campus and community participation in this national project, we help build residents' civic engagement.

Community Garden

Students, faculty and staff connect with the community over food and the global issues of sustainability, politics and the environment.

History Day

Hundreds of students from schools in the region coverage on St. Cloud State each spring to share and learn the lessons of history.

UTVS and KVSC Radio

Award-winning, student-run TV and radio stations broadcast a range of news and entertainment from the campus to audiences across the state and digitally to the nation and world. As part of their global commitment, they have developed local radio broadcasts in Somali and TV news programs in Spanish.

Global Goes Local

Our conference explores more deeply the issues and research examined through the Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota.

Summer Music Institute

We share the latest methods and materials with music teachers from schools around the state through this weeklong institute that features the insight of specialists, experts and innovators.

Around the Cloud

The performances, exhibits and presentations of our students and faculty become community footprint through our participation in this network of community activities.

Expertise and research

Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota

Collaboration with community-based organizations lets us collect and analyze data that aids the school's and the community's understanding of Minnesota's immigrant workers and the social conditions they face.

Research and Discovery in the Boundary Waters

A team of St. Cloud State anthropologists testing soil samples from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness found the area was home to a settlement 16,400 years ago, which would make the habitation the oldest in Minnesota.