The Office for Community & Civic Engagement changes lives through education by enhancing civic engagement competency through high-impact service-learning opportunities and community involvement.
We provide opportunities for college students to recognize their civic potential and take initiative to develop it. Students enrich and enhance their education experience through active, engaged service.
Ready to get involved? Check out our volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community on UNCP Serve.
The Carnegie Foundation’s Classification for Community Engagement designation is for colleges and Universities in the U.S. that have been recognized for institutionalizing community engagement.
The Carnegie Foundation defines community engagement as a 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 of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors 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.