Welcome, Students!

At MRU, Community Service Learning (CSL) is a powerful teaching method that enables students to make positive contributions to communities locally and globally through hands-on experiences.

CSL combines academic expertise, immersive community engagement, and reflective practices to explore the connections between academic learning and community needs.

At Mount Royal University we value student participation in CSL courses through the CSL Citation, which is highlighted on your transcript. To earn this Citation, you must complete three designated courses (totalling a minimum of nine credits) that involve at least 20 hours of community service, contributing at least 15% to your overall grade.

If you've completed three designated courses and want it recognized on your transcript, please complete the CSL Citation Form found here.

Benefits of CSL

  • Relationship building
  • Hands-on learning
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Real-world experience
  • Resume builder
  • Utilize your skills

CSL Quick Facts

  • Is available in every Faculty
  • Provides at least 20 hours of community service
  • Is worth at least 15% of the course grade
  • Students gain a CSL citation on their transcripts


I was really surprised with my CSL project, sometimes you get so caught up with work and things inside and outside of school that you end up putting yourself in a box and forget there are so many opportunities out there, my limited work with my partner has made me reconsider what work I want to do after graduation; it's nice to kind of have all those options laid out in front of you through Community Service Learning

Fourth-year Broadcasting student

I think that being exposed to that before we're put into the workplace is super helpful because it not only prepares yourself, but you can take notes on “oh, this worked. I really liked this, I didn't like that, I don't think I'll do that again”, so you can definitely learn about your own work style and just have that experience before you go into anything bigger.

Third-year Education student

I was really excited to do it because we got to practice a lot of skills that we don’t practice in school…I see the value of working within interdisciplinary teams. Not everyone has that experience and I think it’s a really good skill to have. Also, working directly with a community partner adds stronger value to our portfolio because it shows that we’re already working with clients and we're getting the skills that maybe other programs don’t have.

Fourth-year Information Design student



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