For Community Partners

Image of students painting a mural on a wall


We aim to build meaningful, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial relationships with community partners.  Below please find resources that you can utilize to connect with BGSU students, faculty, and staff.  Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about how BGSU and your agency can partner to enhance our communities.  

Community Engagement Update

We send a weekly newsletter to 4,000+ students, faculty, and staff in which we highlight community service and civic engagement opportunities in Northwest Ohio.  We encourage you to send us information about upcoming events, activities, and programs at your agency.  The newsletter is sent each Thursday.  Please submit your information at least one week prior to your event.

Submit an Opportunity

Sign Up for the Community Engagement Update

MLK, Jr. Day

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Challenge is one of our signature community service events.  Agencies work with our office to design a service "challenge" for BGSU volunteers to complete.  Last year, more than 700 volunteers and 45 community partners participated in the event.  

Learn More About MLK Day

Register a Community Engagement Project

Service-Learning Partnerships

A service-learning course combines teaching and community involvement within an academic setting. A service-learning course provides an opportunity for students, faculty members, and community partners to engage in organized service activities that address community-identified needs. The experience allows participants a chance to reflect on the service activity to gain a further understanding of curricular content, as well as enhance their sense of personal values and civic responsibility.

If your organization has an idea for a service-learning partnership, please share it with us.  Faculty and instructors are often in need of community partners to work with their service-learning classes.

Contact Paul Valdez at to share your idea and get connected to service-learning courses at BGSU.