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Civic Engagement

The Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) collaborates with students, faculty, and community organizations to develop innovative projects that bring together learning goals, passions, and community needs.

We encourage students to develop and act upon a heightened sense of responsibility to one’s communities. Through civic engagement, individuals —as citizens of their communities, their nations, and the world— are empowered as agents of positive social change for a more democratic world. SU students are civically engaged as community-engaged learners, activists, and volunteers in the community.

 

Students

STUDENTS

The OCE serves as a link to the greater Georgetown community, assisting SU students in identifying local nonprofits that will provide quality opportunities for students to match their passions and academic work with their interests in social change.

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Faculty

FACULTY

Community-engaged learning and research are two examples of civic engagement pedagogy. We work with faculty to develop community projects that will result in desired learning outcomes and meaningful partnerships with community organizations.

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Community Partners

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We work with community organizations to establish connections between Georgetown nonprofits and the SU community. Our office provides resources about best practices for community-university partnerships, and hosts on-campus events.

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