The Institute for Community & Economic Engagement
Community Engagement is about bringing people and organizations together to make a positive, significant, and lasting difference in the world in which we live. We engage as one of many members who make up our communities. We collaborate with many through our scholarship, our teaching, research, creative activities, and service. We engage because we know that great accomplishments, big and small, short-term and long-term, are made possible when we bring together community and university-based knowledge in and out of the classroom, as well as on and off-campus. Together, we collectively imagine what it means to be stewards of our communities and to act as innovators who are redefining the public research university for the 21st century as an inclusive, collaborative, and responsive institution making a difference in the lives of students and the communities it serves. This is what it means to do something bigger altogether.