The mission of the Office of Civic Engagement is to create a campus of citizens who are 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 citizens to find a meaningful role in their local, regional, national, and international communities.
Our office is overseen by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Within our office are three permanent staff members: the Director, Community Volunteer Coordinator, and Engagement Specialist. We also host one AmeriCorps Promise Fellow. Although our work-study positions change from year to year, there are typically two to five student workers helping staff our front desk and assisting with clerical duties.
The OCE focuses on civic understanding and awareness. This happens through activities like: screening PBS movies, hosting a semesterly Community Involvement Fair, co-hosting a semesterly or annual Book Group, and giving class presentations about civic engagement and community-based learning.