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The Office of Civic Engagement will be closing at the end of this semester.

Please email umdoce@d.umn.edu if you need to connect with our office for any reason.

Thank you for your support and advocacy of civic and community engagement at UMD and in the community.

What is the Office of Civic Engagement?

The Office of Civic Engagement has a long-standing commitment and role of creating actively engaged life-long citizens. It has established over 70 community partnerships with local community organizations and mobilizes approximately 2,000 students a year contributing more than 30,000 hours of service to the community.

Office of Civic Engagement Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Civic Engagement is to educate students to be civically aware, skilled and committed to act for the public good.

The Office of Civic Engagement accomplishes this mission through curricular and co-curricular activities that create opportunities for students to find a meaningful role in their local, regional, national and international communities.

In addition to helping students find community organizations at which to volunteer or engage in community-based learning, our office also:

  • Assists UMD faculty create community-based learning courses or retrofit their existing coursework to incorporate community-based learning
  • Disseminates information about opportunities at community organizations
  • Plans, partners, and hosts events such as volunteer activities, conferences, webinars, special speakers, community involvement fairs and book groups
  • Awards mini-grants and engaged department grants to individuals or departments involved in community-based learning

Contact the Office of Civic Engagement

Did you know?

The OCE has partnerships with many community organizations. You can find information about these organizations by going here.

Contact the Office of Civic Engagement

 
View this video for an overview of the Office of Civic Engagement. Click here to view a closed-caption version.

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