The Office of Civic Engagement supports faculty across disciplines as they integrate community engagement and service into coursework in order to promote student inquiry about specific places and issues, deepen students’ understanding of diverse perspectives, and encourage students’ development as civic agents. 

The Certificate in Civic and Global Leadership

The Certificate in Civic and Global Leadership offers two tracks of academic study and credit designed to complement students’ academic year or summer community engaged internships. Combining community development theory and practice with an interdisciplinary approach, the certificate culminates in an applied capstone project with a global or local community partner that enhances students’ communication, research, and project design skills while also fostering the social good.

The Community-Engaged Learning Program

The Community-Engaged Learning program offers academic courses across the curriculum with a community engagement component. Each course integrates community engagement and service to activate the liberal arts. Students can search the schedule of classes on the registrar's website for courses with "Community Engagement" in the description.

Community Engagement Course Designation

Proposals for Civic Engagement course designation will be reviewed by the Office of Civic Engagement. If you have questions about these criteria for Civic Engagement courses or would like assistance in developing a civic engagement course, please contact Amy Patterson, Please submit the form linked below, your syllabus (or course outline, if syllabus is not complete), and your proposal to

Community Engaged Learning Faculty Fellowships

Community Engaged Learning Faculty Fellows develop courses and research opportunities that enhance students’ learning through community engagement. Fellows participate in workshops and personalized advising to build connections with community partners and craft course offerings that link classroom learning with hands-on experiences that promote social good. Fellows mentor other faculty to offer future community engagement courses. 

Faculty Resources for CEL courses

Here are some additional resources about community-engaged learning courses.

Community Engagement Courses