About Us

About Us

Civic Engagement within the Division of Student Affairs supports volunteer projects and leadership opportunities and provides students, staff and faculty the chance to become involved with Georgia State University’s service community.

Our office collaborates with many Atlanta area nonprofits, as well as campus organizations and programs. Within the city’s diverse and ever expanding nonprofit and community service sector, you are sure to find an opportunity that fits you.

Conveniently located in the University Center, we provide assistance for students, student groups, staff and faculty with regards to volunteerism, community service and service learning. In addition, Civic Engagement serves as a clearinghouse and think tank for outreach programs in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Feel free to visit our office in 428/429 University Center or call us at 404-413-1550. You can also sign-up for our electronic newsletter.

Mission Statement
Civic Engagement promotes and encourages opportunities for community service and service-learning that enhance student learning and advance community development while responding to societal issues and concerns.

Goals

  • To encourage community engagement and bring awareness to social justice issues
  • To facilitate opportunities for student development (both professionally and personally) through community engagement
  • To create a culture of service at Georgia State at the institutional level and among individuals
  • To become known on campus as the Civic Engagement experts
  • To coordinate the work study program with local non-profits who provide meaningful career exploration opportunities for GSU students
  • To create service initiatives which allow first time participants to understand that multiple contributors are needed to address social issues and which allow ongoing participants to articulate skills and characteristics related to personal and professional growth
  • To broaden student engagement by reaching out to underrepresented populations and to connect students with opportunities to build tolerance and understanding of people from different backgrounds
  • To develop opportunities for students to build skill sets relevant to the GA 17 career clusters through participation in service