Of the 500+ student organizations under Student Affairs, those with an expressly service-focused mission are recognized and advised by the CSC. Annually, roughly 50 student organizations apply for recertification. Each organization is paired with a CSC staff member as an advisor to support the student leadership development, policy understanding/adherence, risk management, partnership development, and transition planning for each organization. The CSC convenes the Civic Engagement Recognition and Allocations Commission (CERAC), a group of 5 undergraduate students, to review budget proposals each spring and make recommendations for funding annually.History
In the earliest days of the CSC, student organizations were the foundation of the center’s work. Students have created partnerships and developed ongoing community service relationships with organizations throughout Baltimore. Currently, more than 1600 students are members of organizations recognized by the CSC.