Community Based Learning and Research

EXPO for Students

EXPO for Students


Most courses that integrate a community-based learning option or component use a database called EXPO. This database allows students, faculty, and community partners to organize, disseminate information, and connect with each other and community-based learning opportunities. The Office of Community-Based Learning and Research is happy to provide a presentation to your class on how to use this database. We have created this page to help provide some support on how to register and use the EXPO interface and to provide you access to forms and links that you'll need.

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Site Self-Placement Guidelines

If you are seeking to arrange your own community-based learning site (outside of those listed for your course), please observe the following guidelines.

•    The student must discuss the site with the professor and receive approval from instructor

  • The volunteer work must meet the learning goals and objectives for the course
  • The student must fill out the Self-Placement Form (below) completely and email it to
  • Deadline for Self-Placement Forms: 2nd Friday of the quarter

Download the Community-Based Learning Self Placement Form 
For students seeking to arrange their own community-based learning site "self-placement," complete this form, get approval from your instructor, and email it to