The Center for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning connects students to service, sustainability, and outreach.
The Center for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning values:
- Community partnerships to provide experiential outcomes-based service grounded in academics.
- Guiding students to become (responsible) leaders and mentors.
- Holistic development of students as part of USU's engagement mission.
The Center for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning officially began July 1, 2013. The department combines the staff, missions, and values of Aggie Blue Bikes, Education Outreach, Service-Learning, Student Sustainability Office, Val R. Christensen Service Center, and Utah Conservation Corps programs. These programs started the groundwork for the merger in June 2012 and the name for the department was approved by the USU Executive Committee in July 2013. The first major project for the department is to successfully complete the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for USU. 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.