Community Partnership Process and Requirements

Community organizations interested in partnering with the Center for Student Engagement can start the process today by completing the steps below.

  1. Fill out our online Community Partner Interest Form. This allows us to learn about your organization and how you hope to partner.
  2. A representative from the Center for Student Engagement will be in contact with you to set up a site visit. The purpose of the site visit is to ensure the partnership is a good fit for the community partner and University. During the site visit, we will go over the function and logistics of the partnership (how the students will serve, how many hours, etc.), and roles and expectations. To see what we are looking for, check out our Site Visit Form Template.
  3. Once the site visit is completed, you are recognized as a partner and can work with the Center for Student Engagement to connect with students. The Center for Student Engagement staff will set up a one-hour training for you to get administrative access to the university's volunteer recruitment and tracking platform,
  4. Implemented in the 2016-17 school year, is a web-based service that allows university groups as well as community partners to post volunteer opportunities. All students at the university can log in, view all posted volunteer opportunities, and sign up on the site. After participating, students document their hours and notes on their experiences, which are verified by the hosting organization.