The University Community Service Center provides students with service opportunities that complement a rigorous academic experience.

The University Community Service Center (UCSC) is one of 20 departments under the Campus and Student Life (CSL) division that serves the University's 5,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional school students. UCSC encourages students to explore Chicago, to make meaningful connections with diverse communities throughout the city, to develop friendships with other social-minded students, and to apply classroom learning to understand and address complex societal issues.

UCSC offers different community service options tailored to student interests: volunteer referral, student-run groups, campus-wide days of service, freshmen pre-orientation service week, community-building and social justice programs, tie-ins with course work, and internships at local organizations, including community non-profits, hospitals, businesses, and government agencies.