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Here at Southern, being involved and giving back to the community is a tradition.  We value community service, civic engagement and social responsibility by all of our members, and encourage the integration of these principles into the learning experience for all students.

Volunteering provides students, faculty and staff the opportunity to make a difference and give back to the local community.  It brings people together and promotes personal growth, self-esteem and fosters a sense of responsibility and pride in students, faculty and staff.

Community service gives students the opportunity to learn about themselves and their local, national and international community, as well as the chance to interact with people that may be different than themselves.  Students who give back to the community gain problem-solving skills, and are more likely to continue their civic engagement beyond college.

SCSU promotes local, regional, national and international collaborations between people, both within and outside the Southern community.