Community Engagement

Are you looking to make an impact on your community? We are here to support your effort.

As one of the student support offices within the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Community Engagement works collectively with our campus and the broader community to educate and empower one another to make meaningful contributions to society.  We achieve this by facilitating dialogue, sharing expertise, and building capacity.

We seek to facilitate dialogue by:

  • creating safe spaces for sharing ideas, successes, and challenges
  • emphasizing and modeling the importance of listening and reflection
  • fostering and maintaining open communication within and between the campus and the local community

We seek to share expertise by:

  • cultivating an inclusive and interactive environment  for campus and community members to share knowledge, experiences, and traditions
  • recognizing campus and community strengths in order to create and achieve
  • encouraging  and promoting the accessibility of shared knowledge for future use

We seek to build capacity by:

  • nurturing local talent through training, guidance and support
  • increasing the long-term sustainability of projects and initiatives
  • creating and strengthening networks with and between campus and community members and organizations