Office of Civic Engagement

Office of Civic Engagement

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About the Office of Civic Engagement

The Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) works with students, faculty, and staff at Cleveland State University to encourage citizenship and strong communities by building partnerships within CSU, with public, nonprofit community-based organizations, and governmental institutions. These partnerships enhance student learning by engaging students in civic, employment, experiential, leadership, and co-curricular involvement opportunities and experiences while contributing to the civic, academic, social, and economic well-being of Cleveland, its neighborhoods, and the Northeast Ohio region. The CSU Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) has a vast network of strategic civic and community partnerships. Each of our partners play a pivotal role in connecting and engaging CSU, our students, and the Greater Cleveland Community.

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.  


Recent News

The Office of Civic Engagement Partners with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to Help Fill a Critical Need for Election Night Ballot Box Openers

***CSU Vikings Needed - Several Positions Available for One Night - $15 Per Hour***

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is looking for assistance in unloading vans on their dock, transferring ballot boxes to carts for processing, and opening and organizing ballot boxes on election night Tuesday May 3, 2022. The Office of Civic Engagement is hopeful that CSU Vikings can help the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. They need a minimum of 125 individuals to assist them with this important democratic process! This opportunity provides a behind-the-scenes view of the election night processes, as well as supporting and safeguarding our county’s voting rights.   

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Ways YOU Can Help the Citizens of Ukraine

More than 42,000 Ukrainians call Ohio home. More than 4,100 of them live in Parma, Ohio. If you are interested and able to help the citizens of Ukraine who are currently being impacted by the war, please check out the links in the PDF below. These organizations are assisting Ukrainians with food distribution, border reception and transportation, medical supplies, pet support, and the evacuation of children in this conflict area. There are Forty-four million citizens of Ukraine, to date, two million refugees have fled the country. One million of those refugees are children.

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The Cuyahoga County Public Library is hiring a Student Success Manager. Apply today!

The Student Success Manager provides oversight and supervision of structured educational programming; including academic support and grade level reading programming for youth. This includes, but is not limited to, the creation, selection, adaptation and evaluation of program content and outcomes through data analysis. 

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The Office of Civic Engagement Will Host Several Voter Registration Tables Spring Semester 2022

During Fall Semester 2021, the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE), with our civic engagement partner, NOVA, registered 192 CSU community members to vote, 112 filled out Vote By Mail forms, and 81 of the 304 that registered to vote or filled out a Vote By Mail form completed both forms.

This semester OCE will be hosting several Voter Registration Tables across campus on between March 9 and April 4, 2022. Be sure to stop by if you need to register to vote, update your registration, or register to vote by mail.

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