Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning

The mission of the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning is to support student engagement in civic life and academically based service learning to promote ethical and social responsibility and university engagement that provides public service and outreach. The Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning:

  • Connects faculty and students with community organizations through service learning courses and volunteer opportunities.
  • Provides resources, assistance, and training to faculty who teach service learning courses and/or Ethics and Civic Engagement courses.
  • Tracks service hours completed by service learning students and individual volunteers.
I am Alicia Williams, a senior Sociology major and Africana Studies minor. My hometown is Chapel Hill, NC and I was raised in Hope Mills, NC. I attended Fayetteville State University as a transfer student back in 2014 and will be graduating in May 2018. Ever since I have been at Fayetteville State, I have joined over 6 organizations and put in numerous hours of volunteer work. Some of the work I do is with Wellness Ambassadors, Future Educators’ Club, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Campus Kitchen at Fayetteville State University, Orientation leader 2017 and a Spring 17 Initiate of the Omega Beta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, INC and more. Being that I am in so many organizations, it has help me grow as a great student and have plenty of Bronco Pride for my university. Recently, I have been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement. I am very grateful to have chosen such a fantastic University like Fayetteville State and will continue to have the knowledge of what I learned after I graduate. Follow your dreams, think outside the box and keep the pride alive! Attitude Check!
Alicia Williams
Sociology major

What is Service Learning?

A teaching and learning strategy that

  • integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection
  • enriches the learning experience
  • teaching civic responsibility
  • strengthens the community

Students who enroll in service learning courses get hands-on, real life experiences related to the course in which they are enrolled.

Student Service Learning Resources

  • Service Learning Resource Guide 
  • Service Learning Student Information Form
  • FSU Waiver of Liability 
  • Service Learning Timesheet
  • Service Learning Opportunities 

Our Community Partners

Students and faculty can connect with a community partners that address a variety of focus areas.

Conflict Resolution

Cumberland County Dispute Resolution Center


Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum

Umoja Group

Disaster Recovery and Relief

American Red Cross - Sandhills Chapter

Elderly Assistance

Cape Fear Adult Day Health Care

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults

Heritage Place Senior Living

NC State Veterans Home

Food Insecurity

Fresh Touch Ministries

Second Harvest Food Bank

Health and Nutrition

Better Health of Cumberland County

Care Clinic

Better Beginning Healthcare Solutions

Cumberland HealthNet

Human Needs and Homlessness

Connections of Cumberland County

Fayetteville City Rescue Mission

Operation Blessing

Veterans Assistance

Veterans Empowering Veterans

Victim Assistance

SAFE of Harnett County

Youth (Education/Mentoring/Tutoring)

Alger B Wilkins High School

Easter Seals UCP Dorothy Spainhour Center

Fascinate-U Children's Museum

FSU Early Childhood Learning Center

Mason Unlimited

R. Max Abbot Middle School