The Service Learning Institute fosters and promotes social justice by cultivating reciprocal service and learning partnerships.

The Service Learning Institute serves as the home of the California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) service learning program. Housed in the College of University Studies and Programs (CUSP), the SLI serves as an instructional unit, an academic resource center, a center for developing community partnerships, and the home of an innovative student leadership program. The SLI has been recognized nationally for its work in helping students examine issues of justice, diversity and social responsibility through service learning.