Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.12 / 5.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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Note on data limitations
Data for this credit was collected in April and May of 2020 while the CSU campus was closed and faculty and staff were working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Community service data is limited for this reason.

An overview of CSU student service organizations and initiatives is provided below.

Viking Expeditions – a student-led service organization that partners with a variety of agencies in the Greater Cleveland Area to address the needs of the local community while also providing affordable alternative break trips.

CSU Fraternities and Sororities are very involved in many different types of philanthropic causes and organizations.

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. 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. The Office of Civic Engagement places CSU students at public, non-profit, community-based organizations such as the Cleveland Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library, AmeriCorps-GLISTEN, Davis A & M High School, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cleveland.

Make a Difference Day!
On Saturday, October 28th, volunteers from across the country will unite for Make A Difference Day (MADD), one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. Volunteers will meet at CSU and carpool to various sites throughout the Greater Cleveland Area. By signing up, volunteers will receive a Make a Difference Day T-Shirt!
Cleveland Metroparks 8:30 – 12:00 pm
Habitat for Humanity Restore 11:30 – 4:15 pm
The Kids Book Bank 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Laura's Home 4:45 – 7:30 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park habitat restoration

Alternative Winter Breaks! Do Some Good!!
Viking Expeditions hosts affordable, alternative break trips during winter, spring and summer breaks. Our alternative break trips combine community service, camaraderie, exploration and fun into a weeks time. Community service projects address a variety of issues including affordable housing, disaster relief, hunger, youth development, homelessness and environmental conservation. Trip sizes typically range from 12-18 participants and are led by your fellow student leaders! We will be going to South Carolina, New Orleans, and Arizona this winter break!

Viking Expeditions' Pay It Forward Day
Viking Expeditions will be hosting Pay It Forward Day, a national movement to encourage students to participate in local service and to serve as a reminder to "pay it forward" to others. Learn about organizations to volunteer with around Cleveland and participate in some on-site service.

VE Pays it Forward: Earth Day Inner Link Pop-Up
Viking Expeditions, CSU's student-led service organization, celebrates National Pay it Forward Day one good deed at a time! This year, Viking Expeditions is expanding their initiative by hosting a Pay it Forward Week. Join VE in the Inner Link to kick-off Pay it Forward Week as well as celebrate Earth Day. They will be passing out packets of wildflower seeds to promote environmental awareness. There will also be FREE food & sustainable giveaways! Do Good Always!

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