• Hours
    • Monday–Friday
      8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Campus is closed Thursday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving 

Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship


Types of academic internships, general guidelines and program-specific requirements.

Civic engagement 

Building civic knowledge, skills and attitudes through campus life and coursework.

Community-engaged courses 

These courses connect students’ academics with community issues and action.

Study abroad 

Information for Metropolitan State University students interested in studying outside the United States.

Community partnerships and outreach 

Curriculum, scholarship and programs designed to support the university's urban mission.

Community engagement for faculty 

Grants, awards and resources for faculty interested in scholarship that engages with surrounding communities.

Project SHINE 

Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders assists adult refugees and immigrants with learning English and obtaining citizenship.

The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship leads the university’s commitment to teaching, research and service that support and enhance student learning through capacity-building partnerships within local communities.

The integration of campus with community has been a cornerstone of the university’s approach to educating students throughout its history. The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship provides students and faculty with the resources to connect student learning and faculty scholarship with community knowledge and expertise through community-engaged coursework, academic internships, engaged scholarship, and public programming.

The institute serves as a resource for community organizations that seek to build mutually-beneficial partnerships with the university’s students, faculty and academic programs.