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Student Resources

The Office of Academic Community Engagement (ACE) provides several resources for all UNC students. The UNC Engage portal, which connects the campus and our community, can help you network, gain experience, and advance your education. Our office is also proud to manage the Bob & Bonnie Phelps Family CAP Award, which provides a $5,000 scholarship to three undergraduate students every year. Furthermore, our office recognizes undergraduate and graduate students through the Academic Community Engagement Awards presented every Fall at the ACE Symposium. Click on the images below for more information! 

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS 

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CAP Award logo        Application opens November 1st.  

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WHAT IS ACADEMIC COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT? 

Community engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher learning and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF ACADEMIC COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT? 

  • Build mutually beneficial relationships
  • Enhance learning 
  • Prepare educated, engaged citizens 
  • Contribute to the public good 
  • Address critical societal issues 
  • Strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility 
  • Enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity 

Benefits of engagement