Center for Community Engagement
Indiana State University
Tirey Hall 136A
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
The Center for Community Engagement coordinates and supports opportunities for
faculty and departments to engage in community-based work through their service,
teaching, and research. If you are interested in developing a community-based
project, please contact Heather Miklozek. The activities we support include:
- Community-Based Scholarship - The Center for Community Engagement supports faculty who are interested in
scholarly and creative work completed in collaboration with a community partner
and with the intended outcome of improving the public good. This support
includes a variety of grant opportunities, as well as assistance with
identifying appropriate external collaborators.
- Community Service Leave
- Most benefits eligible employees qualify for up to 15 hours of paid leave per fiscal year for volunteer activities during working hours. Chaperoning a child’s school trip, working a school or civic organization’s fundraiser, and volunteering at a non-profit organization, school, nursing home or hospital are just a few of the services for which leave can be granted. Click here for more information on the policy: Community Service Leave Policy
Click here to apply for the Community Service Leave:
Community Service Leave Request Form
- Community Service - The Center for Community Engagement helps external partners locate faculty with specific expertise to serve as consultants, board members, trainers, and fill other service roles. We also help students, faculty, and staff find volunteer opportunities.
- Curricular Engagement Survey - Indiana State University’s Curricular
Engagement Inventory (CEI) is an annual review of community engagement and
experiential learning practices within academic courses. Click her for
more information: Curricular Engagement Survey
- Experiential Learning - The Center for Community Engagement assists faculty with the development of
community-based courses and curriculum, including service learning and
internships. In addition, we are available to help connect you and your students
with community-partners in education, business and industry, government, and the
- Community Engagement Journals
If you are interested in developing a community-based project, please contact
the Center for Community Engagement at 812.237.2334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many diverse opportunities for students to volunteer in the local community. Whether your interests are in the arts, literacy, youth development, the environment, sports, human services or faith-based organizations, the Center for Community Engagement will assist you in finding the right volunteer opportunity. We regularly work with several community partners whose volunteer needs are profiled below.