Community & Friends


ICEE is currently collecting activities that showcase UNCG’s contributions to and collaborations with the greater community through community engagement and public service.

  • Community engagement is described as faculty/staff/student collaborations WITH community partners that are reciprocal and mutually beneficial
  • Public service is described as outreach services provided TO or FOR communities/public

Why we need your story!: We are seeking exemplary community engagement and/or public service activities from each department, network, and office. Your information is valuable as we prepare as well as help celebrate UNCG’s 125th Celebrations, as well as for institutional accreditations, honors, recognitions, and efforts to support community-university partnerships.

To add your community engagement or public service activity in Collaboratory, use this guide and list of FAQs/Tips.

For questions, contact Lori Kniffin at or (336) 334-4661..

The Collaboratory(R) is a database of community-university activities developed by ICEE and licensed to TreeTop Commons (LLC) in 2013. The Collaboratory(R) empowers higher education institutions to document and understand the full scope of their community engagement and public service activities to improve practice.

UNCG has started using the newly developed Collaboratory on our campus. We are the implementation phase in which we are entering UNCG data on community engagement and public service activities.

Read about ICEE’s licensing agreement with TreeTop Commons here.

Read about ICEE’s designers of The Collaboratory here

Read about ICEE’s role in The Collaboratory’s international database and research program here.