Community Engagement

The UNI Office of Community Engagement works to elevate and communicate the benefits of community engagement work both across campus and to community partners.

"Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education 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. 

The purpose is to 

  • enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; 
  • enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; 
  • prepare educated, engaged citizens; 
  • strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; 
  • address critical societal issues; and 
  • contribute to the public good." 

    (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning). 

To receive announcements and news from the Office of Community Engagement, email Kristina Kofoot.

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UNI Engaged

Stories of Impact

Community engagement work, the people who make it possible and the projects changing lives.