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OSL Partnership Assistance

One of the pivotal ways the OSL is able to help develop faculty-community partnerships is by participating in community meetings throughout the Hill District and Hazelwood. Faculty wanting to develop SL partnerships are encouraged to attend.  Please contact the OSL for the schedule of upcoming meetings.

If you need more specialized assistance, the OSL will work with you to create a partnership process that is suitable to your needs. The office maintains contact with more than 200 nonprofit agencies and continually initiates new relationships. The OSL also works collaboratively with Spiritan Campus Ministry and the Duquesne University Volunteers Office (DUV) to tap other existing partnerships. 

  1. Enlist the help of the OSL by making an appointment with Program Assistant Dan Getkin.
  2. Bring a copy of your course syllabus or general learning goals for your students.
  3. The OSL staff will discuss how to access possible community partners that are appropriate for your course learning goals and content.
  4. The OSL staff will initiate contact with a range of community agencies to describe the desired student learning experience, to learn about how students might meet agency needs, and to determine if the agency is interested in partnering.