Community Engagement

University of Northern Iowa - Community Engagement

  • Kristina Kofoot receiving Harkin Award

Honors and Awards

Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement 2020-2021 Recipients 

The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement is an endowment supporting students who are completing internships in positions of service in Iowa. 


Fall 2021 Koob Recipients

Veridian Community Engagement Fellowship 2020/2021 Recipients


List of Veridian Awardees & Their pictures


Veridian Fellowship Awardees Fall 2022


Sponsored by: Veridian Credit UnionUNI's College of Education Dean’s Fund for Excellence, and UNI's Office of Community Engagement 

The purpose of this Fellowship is to encourage faculty to engage with community partners to better the community in a manner that also enhances their teaching and scholarship. Community engagement is defined as the collaboration of the university with the public sector for the mutual benefit of all. This engagement is not simply service or membership, but it is the combination of meeting a community need through teaching and/or scholarship. The proposed engagement work must take place within Veridian's field of membership and with a nonprofit organization to receive the Fellowship. 

Check out our Veridian Fellowship Impact Report, an overview of Veridian fellowship recipients from 2006-2018! 

Presidents' Engaged Campus Award

Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact (IAMNCC) Presidents' Engaged Campus Award are selected by each president or chancellor from an Iowa or Minnesota Campus Compact member campus. The awards reflect the institute's ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.

Congrats to our UNI winners:

Presidents' Student Leadership: Joana Lwin

Presidents' Civic Engagement Leadership: Dr. Danielle McGeough

Presidents' Community Partner: Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Community Collaboration: Blackhawk County YWCA and University of Northern Iowa’s Languages and Literatures Department, nominated by University of Northern Iowa

Emerging Innovation:  Cultivating Justice: A Quest Towards Racial Equity, nominated by University of Northern Iowa

President's Honor Roll

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization, is composed of higher education member institutions, a mix of state, public and private institutions.​

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Campus In Action Recognition

The Campus Compact - Campus In Action exclusive recognition is for colleges and universities that have submitted a campus Civic Action Plan! 

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Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center. "According to Carnegie, community classification is nothing short of being a symbiotic relationship between the schools that provide higher education, and the local as well as national and global communities."

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