Civic Engagement through Service-Learning at CSU Monterey Bay: Educating Multi-cultural Community Builders

  • Seth Pollack California State University Monterey Bay
Keywords: Higher Education, Civic Engagement, Service Learning, Multiculturalism


Founded in 1995 and envisioned as a university that would prepare graduates to be active, engaged citizens, California State University Monterey Bay ( CSUMB) developed a distinctive approach to civic engagement. Guided by an ambitious Vision Statement, CSUMB actualizes its civic engagement goals through an academic plan that mandates service-learning twice in a student's career, academic department status for the Service Learning Institute, and the infusion of civic learning outcomes throughout the curriculum.