Community Service Work Study

The Community Service Work Study program creates a mutually beneficial partnership between the University and qualifying non‐profit organizations and community partners by placing eligible students in community positions as work study students. The University pays 75 percent of students’ wages while the community partner pays 25 percent. Community partners are responsible for the hiring and supervision of the student in addition to monitoring necessary paperwork, and providing an evaluation(s) of the CSWS student and program.

Community Service Work Study provides students with rich opportunities to:

  • Apply academic learning to real-world problems.
  • Explore and develop their interest in public and community service.
  • Develop interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills, as well as a sense of “self-efficacy” — the recognition that one’s efforts can be effective in improving the community and helping others.
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse ethnic and social backgrounds.
  • Learn new, career-related skills.
  • Explore potential career paths and develop career-supporting references.

For more information about obtaining a work study position please visit:

For more information about being a community service work study site, please contact


Bair Family Student Center, RM 2