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Giving Back

Community Engagement

“St. Cloud State University has a unique responsibility to be a good ‘steward of place’ by meaningfully engaging in the social and economic issues facing our community and state.” - President Potter

Community engagement is an explicit and intentional institutional commitment to engage in partnerships with communities and constituencies, locally, regionally, and internationally, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for all. St. Cloud State’s community engagement supports the needs of our region and provides opportunities for our students to put their learning into practice. Research shows that community-based learning contributes positively to student experience and success because students quickly establish meaningful relationships on- and off-campus.

Community Engagement Icon, three people For an example of a community engagement project at St. Cloud State, see how Criminal Justice faculty members are working with the St. Cloud Police Department to evaluate local juvenile support groups.