The Office of Civic Engagement provides support to faculty, students, staff and administrators that allow them to develop, expand and sustain collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships with community residents, organizations and institutions. These partnerships contribute to student learning and academic scholarship while contributing to the social and economic well-being of Cleveland, its neighborhoods and the Northeast Ohio region.
From one-time volunteer experiences for students to service-learning projects embedded in the curriculum to long-term collaborative partnerships that tackle the community's toughest challenges, the Office of Civic Engagement helps campus and community maximize the benefits of their interdependence.
Cleveland State University received a gold seal as part of the 2019 ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
This initiative seeks to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing voting participation among college students, and CSU was honored for achieving a student voting rate between 40% and 49%. “Cleveland State University is proud to receive this national recognition for our voter engagement efforts,” notes Anita Ruf-Young, program coordinator with the University’s Office of Civic Engagement. “We are firmly committed to assisting our students in becoming engaged citizens and active participants in the democratic process.” Learn more. »