Mission and Vision

Engagement Mission and Vision


UNC is “Bringing Education to Life” by promoting transformative education that infuses, supports, and values reciprocal public engagement throughout our academic enterprise. In so doing, we nurture the interconnections among teaching-learning, research, scholarship, creative works, and practice situated in local and global communities.


UNC’s commitment to engagement will authentically enhance our mission as a public institution to teach, learn and serve in the public interest, and will honorably reflect the values and norms that we identify with as an inclusive, caring and genuine community that delivers education with humanity. UNC Engagement will:

Bring Education to Life by engaging students in authentic teaching and learning and applying their knowledge to real-life problem solving, thus leading to transformative education.

Advance human understanding and address pressing local and global issues through community oriented, community based, and/or community built, mutually beneficial and reciprocal research, scholarship and creative works.

Inspire engagement and create meaningful connections among students, faculty, student affairs professionals, staff, departments, programs, centers, units and other entities in order to share expertise, cultivate existing efforts, and develop new, inclusive collaborations and reciprocal partnerships.