Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship

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.