Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Community Relations

Community Relations cultivates strong, relevant and collaborative partnerships designed to promote higher education opportunity and research excellence through CSU and community engagement.

Community Relations is responsible for:

  • Representing CSU's community and government relations interests in each campus region through a dedicated Head of Campus, including a Head of Campus for the Virtual campus
  • Supporting the development of CSU's regions through the Community-University Partnerships (CUP) Community Grants program. Grants to Indigenous, cultural, educational, sporting and related activities aim to build higher education aspiration and awareness among young people in our communities
  • Bringing speakers from diverse disciplines to share the latest ideas, thinking and opinions on contemporary social, scientific and cultural issues with our communities through the Explorations Series
  • Seeking opportunities to bring conferences and events to CSU regions to bring new knowledge and opportunities to our communities
  • Promoting opportunities for our communities to use CSU services such as our Community Dental and Oral Health Clinics and Community Engagement and Wellness Centre
  • Growing community understanding about the impact of CSU on the social, economic and environmental outcomes of our communities
  • Working together with communities to promote regional development and deliver mutually beneficial outcomes.

Further information about each of these areas is available on CSU's Community Portal.


Manager, Community Relations

The Manager, Community Relations is responsible for the Heads of Campus and Community Relations Officers over seeing and coordinating community engagement projects across the University.

Heads of Campus

The Heads of Campus represent CSU's interests in the region in support of our regional and government relations goals. The Head of Campus is a part-time position occupied by a senior CSU staff member. The functions of the role are undertaken in conjunction with the Head of Campus' substantive responsibilities. Find more information and contact details for each Head of Campus.

Community Relations Officer

Community Relations Officers support each Head of Campus through the provision of administrative support. They also support the Office of Government and Community Relations by coordinating functions and activities at a campus reporting to the Manager, Community Relations. Community Relations Officers are contactable through the relevant Head of Campus office.