Community engagement would not be possible without our community partners who we view as co-educators in student learning. The Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (OSLCE) aims to work from and with the community to address community-identified needs through UNR courses and programs.
The Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (OSLCE) works with faculty, community partners and other campus groups to develop mutually beneficial engagement courses and programs for University of Nevada, Reno students. Students are provided with options to complete a placement with one of our community partners, addressing the community-identified needs of the organization. Depending on the individuals interest and/or the course or program focus, student hours range anywhere from a one day project, or a specified number of hours per semester. Student service hours can contribute to regular programming at the organization or, depending on the course/program, to a collaboratively designed project such as a case study, needs or policy assessment, research question, etc.
Community partners are organizations that addresses community-identified needs such as non-profit organizations, primary education institutions and governmental organizations. Community partners are seen as valuable teachers in student learning.
View a list of our 2013 Community Partners.
What we ask of the community partner is that you provide context to the project (ie: let the student know how their project impacts the organization) and that students are not taking away from someone's paid position.
A staff member from the OSLCE will come to your office to discuss potential connections between your programming and student placement options for both our curricular and co-curricular engagement opportunities. We will take note of your programs and interest to take students, such as the minimum and maximum number of students that you might need for different projects. We will list any training, security checks and waivers students might need to complete. We will follow up with you if any courses/programs are offered that fit your need, discuss the options/requirements with the students, and get back to you with a list of students that will be contacting you. If a student chooses their placements for the course or program through our office, we act as a liaison if any issues arise with their placement hours.
To book an appointment with the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement please contact our office at email@example.com or 775-784-4846.