Civic engagement brings people together to participate in collaborative, transformational learning that is life enriching and socially beneficial. Together, we cultivate knowledge, resources, and relationships to advance the well-being of communities atop the South Cumberland Plateau and beyond.

Academic Civic Engagement

Civic engagement activates classroom learning by involving students, community partners and faculty in collaborative projects that address pressing challenges and pursue promising solutions. Civic engagement is integrated across the curriculum through the Community Engaged Learning program (CEL), and the Certificate in Civic and Global Leadership.

Civic Engagement Internships

Civic engagement interns invest in communities while deepening their leadership and professional skills. The Office of Civic Engagement supports multiple summer and academic year internships.

Outreach Trips

Outreach Trips are experiential learning and service opportunities that send groups of students and staff to destinations across the globe during Fall, Winter, and Spring Breaks. These trips link students with long-term partners and community development projects beyond the Mountain.

Intentional Community

The Community Engagement House seeks to bridge the gap between the College and surrounding area through active outreach. The “CoHo” hosts events and conversations that promote a seamless community among residents of the surrounding area, University students, staff, and faculty.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Office of Civic Engagement can help chart your civic engagement pathway at Sewanee. Develop knowledge and skills, engage in dialogue, and take action on campus or in the local community.