Research Opportunities & Initiatives


Interaction. Collaboration. Synergy. Partnerships are fundamental to the implementation and success of service and learning at IUPUI.

Strong partnerships with community organizations are vitally important for service and learning and civic engagement. CSL’s neighborhood partnerships play a crucial role in building mutually beneficial campus-community programs by collaborating with neighborhoods surrounding the IUPUI campus and engaging students, faculty, and staff in addressing community issues. In particular, IUPUI’s relationship with George Washington Community High School has provided mutually beneficial partnerships and programs for the high school and IUPUI students.

One student holds a power tool while two others carry something at a community project site

Investigating the dynamics of CSL’s relationship with its community partners is enhanced substantially through the SOFAR model of Collaborative Relationship Mapping.