Community Service Center

Faculty Resources

While the Community Service Center focuses on service opportunities for CLU's undergraduate population, we recognize the value a faculty member's presence can add to the program. Our programs can be found in the Events Calendar below.  Whether you want to encourage your students to attend, join us yourself, or bring along your family, there is something for everyone.

Each year, the Community Service Center has 2-3 weeklong Alternative Break Trips.  Faculty participants are an integral part of our Alternative Breaks program.  Each trip typically includes one faculty member, and he or she becomes an important member of the leadership of the team.  As a participant on these trips, faculty members get to travel to another part of the country or another part of world and be a part of the learning and service work that takes place as a part of this travel.  They are also able to interact with students from outside of their disciplines as well as facilitate deeper student learning by leading a discussion during reflection time on one of the nights.

Cal Lutheran also has a Center for Academic Service Learning (CASL).  Faculty can apply for mini-grants from CASL to incorporate volunteerism into their classes.  CASL also has events and activities related to academic service learning.  For more information, visit

Community Service Center

Events 2014-2015

9/11 National Day of Service

In honor of 9/11 National Day of Service, CSC is having participants make paracord survival bracelets for the troops in Operation Gratitude.

September 11

Service Day

Choose from a variety of service projects in the local community- sign up early because spots fill quickly!

September 27

Blood Drive

Help out the American Red Cross by donating blood at the blood drive truck.

October 7

Midnight Madness/Food Drive

Join the CSC in donating $2 or 2 cans as your entrance fee for the Midnight Madness event.

October 24

Fair Trade Fair

Test your knowledge about Fair Trade and see what local and global businesses are doing to be more worker-friendly. Check out Fair Trade samples and purchase Fair Trade items.

November 13

Adopt a Family Drop Off Party

Join the CSC for holiday treats and hot chocolate while dropping off donations to families in need. Maybe Santa might stop by!

December 3

Blood Drive

December 4

Alternative Winter Break

Participate in gulf coast restoration in Biloxi, Mississippi during winter break.

January 11-17

Blood Drive

February 11

Relay for Life

Create or join a team to help fundraise for the American Cancer Society. Have fun with activities and relay around our track at the annual Relay for Life 24 hour event!

March 20-21

Alternative Spring Break

Travel and serve with the CSC for spring break- learn about a new culture, offer a helping hand, and expand your horizons. (Location TBA)

March 29-April 5

Green Week 2014

Join the CSC and friends in celebrating Earth Day, learning about sustainability efforts on campus, and making a commitment to a greener life.
Multiple events happening all week!

April 20-23

Blood Drive

April 23

Trash to Treasure

Leaving for the summer and have furniture, clothes, or other items you don't need? We will be having Goodwill donation bins nearest to your hall's dumpster bins during move-out day!

Finals Week