Service Learning Institute

Faculty Guide

The Faculty Guide contains information about CSUMB's social justice-focused service learning program and graduation requirement.

Service Learning at CSUMB 

As light passing through a prism, learning is fundamentally transformed by the service learning process. The Service Learning Prism depicts this transformation, highlighting three ways in which the service learning process is different from traditional approaches to academic learning.

The mission of the Service Learning Institute is to foster and promote social justice by cultivating reciprocal service and learning partnerships among CSUMB students, faculty, staff and the surrounding tri-county community.

CSUMB Service Learning Requirement 

There are two components to CSUMBs service learning requirement

  • the Lower Division component
  • the Major-Based (Upper Division) component

Student Development

Unlike many higher education institutions that seek to promote an ethic of service through extra-curricular student programs and work-study efforts, CSUMB has made a commitment to community service as an educational goal, placing service learning squarely at the heart of its academic program.

Through initial funding from the Corporation for National Service and other local donors, the SLI developed a model student leadership program that has enabled CSUMB student leaders to play key roles in the development and delivery of the service learning program at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).

Student leadership in service learning program profile