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Community Partners

Illinois State strives to establish and maintain relationships with community organizations throughout Bloomington-Normal and McLean County.

Interested in partnership opportunities? Have an idea for a class project?
The Center for Civic Engagement is here to help. Staff can meet to better understand your needs and help determine what departments and partnerships at Illinois State are right for you. Contact Harriett Steinbach, Associate Director, today!

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  • Partnering with Illinois State

    From single classes or student organizations to entire campus departments, there are ways to find a mutual benefit to everyone involved.

    Explore partnership options

  • Community Partnership Resources

    Explore information to assist you with working with students, faculty, and staff, performing assessments, and more.

    View Resources

  • Community as Co-Educator

    Community organization staff members can expand their skillset while acting as a co-educator for students on campus.

    Become a Co-Educator

  • Community Consulting Board

    A group of advisors from local organizations to help advise staff to advance campus-community partnerships.

    View board members