Service Learning

SF State is a leader in service learning. Below are a few of the many service-learning options available to you on campus.

Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE)

The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) provides opportunities for civic engagement and leadership development at San Francisco State University for students, faculty, and community members.
 Community Service Learning (CSL) is a teaching method that allows students to develop knowledge and improve their academic skills by doing hands-on activities that address local community needs. Both community service learning and civic engagement involve active participation that is focused on the common good.

How to Get Involved?

ICCE offers placement opportunities with community-based organizations, internships with civic organizations and scholarships that recognize exemplary service. They also promote the recognition of service learning activities on academic transcripts.
For more information on internships & scholarships go to: Awards, Internships & Scholarships for Service.

The Community Connections Database (CCDB) is an online resource where SF State students may search listings of current service learning and volunteer placement opportunities. All placement opportunities are provided by non-profit or public agencies and are approved by ICCE.
For more information go to: Community Connections Database (CCDB).

Service Learning Student Organizations

There are numerous University recognized student organizations that have service at the core of their mission.

How to Get Involved?

Check out the community service and Greek organizations online at Student Organization Directory. You should contact the organization directly to learn how to join. If you have trouble contacting the organization’s student leaders, let Student Activities & Events know at, and they will assist in connecting you.