The University of MissouriSt. Louis has a strong and enduring commitment to civic engagement and service to the community. In fact, our campus is recognized as a Community Engaged University by the Carnegie Foundation.

As a public, metropolitan university with a land grant mission, community outreach is an integral part of our work. Through collaboration among faculty, staff, students, organizations and community partners, UMSL engages in research, teaching and service to improve the quality of life for people in the St. Louis community and beyond. These collaborative efforts are responsive to community needs as they strengthen and prepare graduates to contribute meaningfully to a diverse, global society.

Our Community Collaborations website provides information on a wide variety of activities and opportunities for students, staff, faculty and the community to learn more about community engagement at UMSL and find ways to be involved. For more information, or to share ideas, please contact 314-516-5267.


United Way Month of Giving


Service Learning

  • Find classes that include service learning
  • Learn how to incorporate service learning into the curriculum
  • Connect your organization with service learning classes


  • Learn about opportunities to volunteer
    • On campus
    • Off campus
  • Request volunteers for your organization

Des Lee Collaborative Vision

UMSL Partnerships

  • Discover some of UMSL’s current partnerships
  • Learn how to become an UMSL partner
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a partnership

UMSL Centers and Institutes

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PLEASE NOTE: We are in the process of updating the pages on this site, and apologize if some of the links are broken or information is missing.