The Office of Civic Engagement welcomes partnerships with the outside community. Our goal is to support Southwestern students, staff and faculty in developing meaningful and sustainable partnerships with community nonprofits.
If your organization would like to initiate a partnership with Southwestern University’s Office of Civic Engagement, please complete this form.
Southwestern University’s Office of Civic Engagement has a strong history of partnering with a variety of local nonprofit and public agencies; we strive to maintain and improve those collaborations, while also developing new partnerships.
Our students are equally interested in engaging with the community. Over 70% of the student population participates in civic engagement, including community-engaged learning, community-based research, activism, and community service. During the 2011-2012 academic year, 1,042 students spent nearly 48,000 hours performing co-curricular outreach as volunteers and activists.
Southwestern University has earned national acclaim for its civic engagement activities from the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
GUIDES TO LOCAL NON-PROFITS & SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES
Southwestern In Action
Southwestern students volunteer at twice the national average. This gallery provides a glimpse into their efforts.