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Community Partners

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

The Center for Civic Engagement is here to help. Staff can meet with you to better understand your goals and help determine what units and partnerships at Illinois State are right for you.

Looking to share volunteer opportunities or wondering how you can use campus resources? Interested in partnership opportunities with student organizations or have an idea for a class project? Fill out the Community Organizations Request Form and we will get in touch with you!

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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

Partner Perspective

Illinois State University senior Maggie Martyn is seen behind an information table at a heart health event in a residence for older adults as part of her internship with the McLean County Health Department.
Throughout the years, the McLean County Health Department and Illinois State University have established a mutually beneficial relationship, collaborating on many projects. 

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