Throughout its history, Montclair State University has been committed to public scholarship, community service, and public service as a way of fulfilling the University's role as a catalyst for discovery and teaching for the public good. Through its dedication and commitment to serve, Montclair State strives to make positive contributions toward addressing issues of importance to cities and towns in the region and around the state. Each year, University faculty, staff, students, and alumni partner with governmental agencies, local non-profit and faith-based organizations, public schools, and charitable organizations to help them achieve their various mission and goals. Through these campus/community partnerships, thousands of students and hundreds of faculty members are actively engaged in a broad range of issues including the education achievement gap, public health, financial literacy, immigration, mental health, substance abuse, conflict resolution, and environmental education, just to name a few.
Montclair State’s commitment to partner and collaborate with the community is central to its mission as a public institution of higher education and is, therefore, supported by various curricular and co-curricular units and departments across the University.
If you are a community organization interested in partnering with the University either to recruit student volunteers and interns or seeking University support for a project or initiative, or
If you are a student, faculty member, staff, alumni, or student organization interested in community service and volunteer opportunities, community-based learning initiatives, and internships, there are numerous centers, offices, and departments on campus available to assist you. Below are some of the principal units on campus who play a role in linking the campus to the community.
The Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) located in the Center for Student Involvement works to match student demand for community service opportunities with community need for student volunteers.
The Service-Learning and Community Engagement program develops and coordinate applied teaching, research, and service programs in partnership with the community.
The Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education coordinates academic work-based internships and volunteer opportunities for students.
CEHS Faculty Expertise is a list that provides the topics that faculty from the College of Education and Human Services can discuss with media and serve as speakers about.
To learn more about Montclair State programs available to the public, see the Community Relations site.