Community Engagement

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Community Engagement

CSUN Act Now Town Hall - If You Embrace Diversity But Ignore Disability, You're Doing It Wrong

To ensure inclusion at CSUN, we need to recognize disability as an intersectional identity and develop a culture of inclusion that fully embraces all students, faculty, and staff with and without disabilities.  Join us in a presentation by disability justice advocates, Rebecca Cokely, former presidential advisor on diversity and inclusion, and Syreeta Nolan, founder of  JADE (Justice, Advocacy and Disability Education). Learn More and Register Now!

Connect with Community

As we face challenging times ahead, let's use this time to reconnect virtually with our colleagues and community. The Office of Community Engagement is putting together some resources and online sessions to help in these times of higher stress and feelings of isolation.

Community Engagement and COVID-19 Preparedness

CSUN leadership and emergency operations team have been meeting regularly to monitor and plan for COVID-19/Coronavirus and the safety of the campus community and our community partners. We will have more detailed information soon. For faculty teaching a community-based (service-learning)course, students enrolled in a community-based (service-learning) course, or a CSUN community partner with any concerns, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at (818) 677-7395 or email us at

For more information visit the CSUN COVID-19 page.


The collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in the context of partnership and reciprocity. It can involve partnerships and coalitions that help mobilize resources and influence systems and serve as catalysts for initiating and/or changing policies, programs, and practices.

Learn more about different terminology used in Community Engagement here.

The Office of Community Engagement at CSUN enhances academic experiences through community-based (service learning), engaged research and sustained partnerships within the San Fernando Valley, the greater Los Angeles Area and beyond.

The Office of Community Engagement—based on the principles of reciprocity, civic responsibility, and democratic values—seeks to:

  1. Enrich scholarship and enhance the curriculum for students, faculty, and staff
  2. Create high impact, academic community-based service learning experiences
  3. Sustain reciprocal community and academic partnerships between CSUN and the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area communities
  4. Prepare educated, engaged citizens to become lifelong, civically minded learners and leaders 

We want to hear about your community needs, projects, or your ideas for impacting our community. 
Tell us about your experience working with the community and how we can help!

Email us at: communityengagement@