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About Community Partners

Partnerships are vital to the success of our campus and our community. We view community partners as co-educators in our students' college experience. Community partners provide "real life" experiences for our students that increase the relevance of what students are learning in their classrooms. Community partners gain access to academic expertise through service-learning projects and help provide an important perspective in our students' civic development. Students provide needed services and staffing to local schools and non-profit organizations.

We invite community partners to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with our office. Let's work together to build a stronger community!

Ways to Partner

There are many ways that community partners can collaborate with the Office of Community Engagement. To propose an idea for a partnership, please complete the project proposal form (coming soon...).

One-time Community Service Project

One-time community service projects are opportunities for students with busy schedules to serve or for those wanting to check out various organizations. One-time community service projects require very little training. These projects are often good for groups such as our clubs, who are looking for community service opportunities. Examples of one-time service projects include event set-ups, serving for special events, ditch clean-up, or staffing children's activities for an event.

Ongoing Community Service Project

Ongoing community service projects require an ongoing commitment from volunteers. These projects tend to be best suited for individuals or a larger group that can send over a few of its members at regularly schedule times. Training is often required. Examples of some ongoing community service projects include the Senior Student Surf Connection at Summit Apartments, tutoring in after school programs, or working at a local therapy farm.


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Community Service Facebook Feed

This could be the most important community service you ever do. The Office of C...
This could be the most important community service you ever do. The Office of Community Engagement and Student Health are co-sponsoring a bone marrow registry drive April 29 & 30. Looking for students and community members 18-44 years old. Getting on the registry takes just a simple cheek swab. If you are over the magic number or hesitant to donate marrow, please consider a financial donation to Be the Match. Below is a link to our fundraising page in honor of Nash. Please check out his story and consider a donation.

Team Be The Match: Lisa Loegering - Be The Match Foundation
During Nash's regular six-week checkup, his parents learned that something was very wrong. Nash's hemoglobin was at a mere 2, far from the more typical reading of around 14. Immediately, he was transported by ambulance to Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo, where he spent 3 or 4 days in intensiv...

Let's do some good! Packing boxes at North Country Food Bank tonight. Meet at...
Let's do some good! Packing boxes at North Country Food Bank tonight. Meet at the SSC at 5:15 p.m. to carpool, or at NCFB at 5:30 p.m.


Community Service News Feed

IRS Certified Free Tax Service Available at U of M Crookston
Students in the University of Minnesota Crookston Accounting and Finance Society are ready to help with tax preparation. The VITA/TCE site will operate from Monday, February 24 through Monday, April 14, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 4...

Spring 2013 Student Awards Ceremony Recognizes Achievement in Academics, Athletics, Service, and Leadership
The annual Student Awards Program, a celebration of student service, leadership, and academic and athletic achievement, was held recently at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Assistant Professor Denis Maier, who teaches in the Business Department, was the 2012 Outstanding Educator...

U of M Crookston Named to 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The University of Minnesota Crookston was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The Crookston campus...

Alumna Katie Schnieder '12 Joins Office of Community Engagement through AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Appointment
Katie Schneider, a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Crookston from Delano, Minnesota, and former community adviser, has begun a one-year AmeriCorps VISTA appointment in the Office of Community Engagement, following training in Albuquerque, N.M., February 26 - 28, 2013....