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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

We're committed to connecting with the world around us.

Why get involved?

The College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) is committed to being a good partner to students and the community – especially during these challenging times.

CHSP engages in numerous partnerships and outreach initiatives with the Athens community and beyond. We are also home to numerous student organizations who are committed to supporting specific causes and building a strong community network.

Regardless of whether you are in Athens, learning at one of OHIO's regional campuses/centers or living in your home community, here are some things to think about when considering when and how to get involved:

  • What do you feel passionate about?
  • What is realistic for your schedule?
  • How do you help best?
  • What are you good at?
  • What professional and/or personal skills would you like to develop?
  • What would you like to learn more about?
  • What pressing issues or populations need assistance?

Apply for the CHSP Community Engagement Grant

Funding your volunteer idea has never been easier – CHSP provides grant funding (up to $300) to service learning classes and/or student organizations who have an idea that provides service to the local community. Find out more and submit your application today. 

Other remote engagement ideas

  • Another fundraiser for a cause and/or organization that you believe in!
  • Supply drives
  • Holiday drives
  • Food bank donations
  • Awareness
  • Civic engagement
  • Advocacy
  • Activism
  • Letter writing

Campus community engagement opportunities also available through GivePulse

GivePulse can be used by OHIO students and community members to find and recruit for volunteer opportunities, service projects, community-based internships and other community events posted by our affiliate organizations.

For community partners, GivePulse can be used as both a volunteer management and donor management platform, and is accessible free of cost.

Find out more about GivePulse today!

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Dr. John McCarthy appointed interim CHSP dean

McCarthy, who was recently elected Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Speech-Language Pathology, currently serves as professor of communication sciences and disorders and associate dean of research in the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

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