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Community & Civic Engagement

The Office of Engagement promotes and supports academic engagement with the university & community, facilitates connections amongst faculty, students, staff & community members, & encourages partnerships that are mutually beneficial to promote community and civic health.

Core Functions

a teacher works with students in an outdoor river setting


The Office of Engagement recognizes and nurtures community engaged teaching and learning that affords students opportunities to apply content and disciplinary knowledge outside the classroom, thus enhancing their learning experience while also impacting our communities.

a student presents her research poster at an event


The Office of Engagement acknowledges and supports community engaged research, scholarship and creative works across disciplines among faculty and students that does so in collaboration with communities and for the public good.   

Dr. Tim Eatman gives a keynote address to an audience


The Office of Engagement facilitates and creates connections to develop and sustain for mutually beneficial community-campus partnerships for faculty, students and community enrichment.

Plan 2020 for Engagement at UNC

Image of the plan Sustaining and Advancing Engagement 2017-2020

Community Engagement at UNC