Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement
Nova Southeastern University
Rosenthal Student Center 2nd Floor
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
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We are so excited at your interest in affiliating with NSU’s Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement. Our commitment to the community extends far beyond our campus. Community is one of NSU’s Core Values, to that, our community partnerships are integral in the development of students that are empowered and engaged in the communities in which they live. The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement partners with non-profits (501(c)3 organizations), government agencies and projects/initiatives of for-profit partners that provide service, democratic engagement and community research opportunities for faculty, staff and students. These organizations receive a volunteer pool from NSU that is diverse, thus providing them with a wide range of skills. Partners become co-educators by helping students learn civic values and provide them opportunities to enhance their education.
Why should your organization become a registered community affiliate? The mission and vision of the SLCE Office is to empower students with leadership and service-based educational opportunities that promote critical and creative-thinking as well as inspire action. We cannot do this alone. In fact, the role your organization plays in the community is a critical component of our mission.
In defining affiliation, there are mutual benefits from our work together. Your organization is not simply getting students to work with your organization; you are getting students that are participating with your organization as service-learners. We are both striving to ensure that the work students do with you supplements the academic experience they experience in the classroom.
Becoming a registered community affiliate with the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement signifies that your organization offers quality community engagement opportunities to volunteers. NSU students, as well as their professors, know that your organization offers a safe environment at which to volunteer and that your mission and aims are in alignment with the highest standards. Registered partners also receive exclusive benefits!
Community Affiliates receive benefits from their partnership with the Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement based on the length of their partnership and the level of involvement they choose to have with the office. These levels and their corresponding benefits are broken down into three tiers as shown below.
All benefits available to Blue and Grey level, plus:
Prospective new partners: see Blue level of partnership
All requirements for Blue level, plus:
All requirements for Blue and Grey levels, plus:
Twice a year, the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement co-hosts NSU Recruit a Shark Day, which is designed to give community affiliates and employers a chance to interact with students and to share opportunities to be employed or engaged in the local area to make a difference. This event is traditionally hosted in both September and March of each academic year.
If you are a community affiliate interested in being part of the Fall or Winter NSU Recruit a Shark Day please contact the SLCE office to speak with a staff member.
Volunteers are very different from students engaged in community-based learning. Volunteers are free to choose where they want to serve and the scope of their service, limited only by interest, time and volunteer requirements set by your organization. Community-based learning students are required to interact in the community as part of their course. Therefore, the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement is seeking the most challenging, interactive and meaningful placements for these students.
What that involves:
The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement primarily partners with community partners that:
Looking for good student volunteers? Please fill out this Volunteer Request Form.