Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
UNC-Chapel Hill Recognized as a "Community-Engaged University"
In 2006, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill applied for the
elective classification in community engagement of the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. There are three categories
of the classification: "Curricular engagement," which entails engaging students
and faculty with the community; "outreach and partnership," which combines
the application and provision of institutional resources to mutually benefit
the campus and the community, such as research and economic development;
and a category that combines both aspects.
In December of 2006 UNC was granted classification as a "community-engaged university." Carolina was one of 62 institutions in the country that met the requirements for the combined category. This classification recognizes Carolina's continual collaborations with the community and our commitment to fostering community service among students, faculty and staff.
For More InformationUNC-Chapel Hill’s application for classification as a “community engaged university”
Press release - Carolina receives recognition for community engagement
The Carolina Center for Public Service strengthens the University's public service commitment by promoting scholarship and service that are responsive to the concerns of the state and contribute to the common good.