Your Community

When you came to NC State, you joined the Wolfpack — a land-grant institution with community engagement in our DNA. We provide ample opportunity for students to meet people, make friends, and give back. These experiences will help prepare you to be a global citizen who is also deeply engaged with the local community. Be sure to reach out and get involved with one of our exemplary community-oriented programs. Both you and the community will be glad you did.

Center for Student Leadership, Ethics,
and Public Service

At NC State we often say that service is in our DNA, and nobody provides a better example of that than CSLEPS. Whether they’re working on health care issues in Guatemala, mentoring local children, or packaging meals for the hungry, CSLEPS volunteers enrich lives every day.

Alternative Service Break

CSLEPS offers transformative service-learning trips in more than 15 countries focused on water quality and sanitation, hunger policy, affordable housing, civil and GLBT rights, environmental issues, youth empowerment and education. During your break from classes, you have the opportunity to be immersed in another culture while helping others and learning about your role as a global citizen.

Service learning through study abroad

For students who want a foreign educational experience with a significant community engagement component, the Study Abroad Office has a number of programs that combine academic study, international travel, and service learning.

Living and Learning Villages

University Housing’s Living and Learning Villages allow students to live in an interest-based community with like-minded peers. With 14 Villages to choose from, NC State’s Living and Learning Villages provide a community for almost everyone.

Visit the CSLEPS website to learn more about NC State’s student-run service organizations.