Imagine a better world. Make it happen.


CCE facilitates a wide range of civic learning opportunities for student empowerment; we advance reciprocal campus-community partnerships, community capacity, and civic leadership skills in order for students to create and progress their collective visions of a better world.

Goals and Vision:

By promoting a campus culture that inspires community engagement, civic leadership, and social responsibility, the CCE aspires for all OSU students and alumni to be empowered to serve as catalysts for creating more equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities. 

In partnership with community-based organizations, CCE facilitates meaningful community-engaged learning and educational programs. The CCE strives to:

  • Engage students in service, philanthropy, and activism based work,
  • Meet diverse community-identified needs,
  • Create positive change in local and global communities,
  • Enhance students' knowledge of self and sense of place,
  • Inspire students to have a heightened sense of responsibility for the communities around them,
  • Provide experiential learning opportunities, and
  • Foster social responsibility.


  • Inclusivity
  • Reciprocity
  • Diversity
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Humility/Cultural Humility
  • Learning and Growth
  • Appreciation and Celebration

We Provide:

  • Experiential learning through annual, one time, and ongoing co-curricular community service and service-learning opportunities
  • Educational programming to raise awareness about issues of public concern
  • Individual service consultation to assist students in finding service opportunities and areas of passion
  • Consultation for service groups and student organizations related to community service programming, service-learning education, and reflection strategies
  • Networking between the OSU campus and surrounding community
  • Civic engagement tracking and recording


  • Annual Days of Service
    • Fall into Service
    • Make a Difference Day
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
    • Earth Day Service Day
    • Day of Caring
  • Nonprofit Opportunities Fair
  • National Hunger and Homelessness Action Week
  • Trick or Treat for Food Security
  • Civic Engagement Week
    • Animal Action Day


  • Alternative Break Community-Engaged Learning Experiences
  • DOT (Do One Thing to better the world)
  • Day Trippers/Weekenders
  • Political Education and Engagement
  • Craft 'N Care