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Civic Engagement Centers and Institutes

Center and Institute Spotlight

Each month, we’ll highlight the efforts of civic engagement centers and institutes on campuses around the country to learn more about the work they are doing and share suggestions for launching such centers and institutes on other college campuses.

This month, we’re spotlighting the Office of Civic Engagement at California State University, Chico.

Past spotlights:

Allegheny College’s Center for Political Participation.

More and more, campuses are turning to centers and institutes to serve as vehicles of civic engagement education. Check out a listing of those centers and institutes located on campuses recognized for their demonstrated commitment to civic engagement.

Allegheny College Office for Civic Engagement  The Center for Political Participation 
Appalachian State University Civic Engagement Program 
Arizona State University The College of Public Service and Community Solutions Morrison Institute for Public Policy  Congressman Ed Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service
Auburn University The Community and Civic Engagement Initiative   David Mathews Center
Ball State University Bowen Center for Public Affairs  Office of Community Engagement 
Bergen Community College
Bristol Community College Center for Civic Engagement
California State University – Channel Islands Center for Community Engagement  Center for Multicultural Engagement 
California State University – Chico  Office of Civic Engagement 
California State University, Fresno Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning
Californa State University- Fullerton  The Center for Public Policy  Center for Internships & Civic Engagement 
California State University, Monterey Bay Service Learning Institute  
California State University, San Bernardino Office of Community Engagement
California State University, Stanislaus Office of Service-Learning 
Central Connecticut State University The Office of Community Engagement   Center for Public Policy and Social Research 
Chandler-Gilbert Community College Service Learning/Office of Student Life and Leadership Center for Civic Participation
Cleveland State University Office of Civic Engagement
Drexel University Lindy Center for Civic Engagement 
Elizabethtown College Center for Community & Civic Engagement 
Elon University Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement  Institute of Politics and Public Affairs
Florida Gulf Coast University Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement 
Georgetown University Office of Community Engagement  Institute of Politics and Public Service  Baker Center for Leadership and Governance 
Georgia College & State University Office of ENGAGE  
Gettysburg College Center for Public Service Fielding Center for Presidential Leadership Study
Indiana State University Center for Community Engagement
Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis Center for Service and Learning
James Madison University
Keene State College Community Service at KSC 
Louisiana State University Center for Community Engagement, Learning, & Leadership
Mercer University Office of Service-Learning 
Mesa Community College Center for Community and Civic Engagement  
Metropolitan State University The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES)
Middle Tennessee State University MTSU American Democracy Project  
Millersville University Walker Center for Civic Responsbility and Leadership
Missouri State University Center for Community Engagement   
Mount Wachusett Community College Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
North Carolina Central University
Northern Michigan University
Rutgers University – Newark
Saint Mary’s College of California Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action
San Francisco State University Institute for Civic and Community Engagement 
State University of New York at Geneseo
State University of New York at Oswego
State University of New York, Cortland Institute for Civic Engagement
Stonehill College The Martin Institute for Law and Society Office of Community-Based Learning
Swarthmore College Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
Tennessee State University Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement
Towson University Office of Civic Engagement & Leadership
Tufts University Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service 
Tulane University  Center for Public Service 
University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Community Engagement & Learning Dialogues for Public Life
University of Central Florida Burnettt Honors College Research & Civic Engagment Lou Frey Institute 
University of Central Oklahoma Center for Civic Engagement Anerrican Democracy Project   Volunteer and Service Learning Center
University of Kansas  Dole Institute of Politics  Center for Civic and Social Responsibility 
University of Missouri – St. Louis The Center for Teaching and Learning 
University of Nebraska at Omaha Office of Civic & Social Responsibility Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Office of Leadership and Service-Learning  Collaboratory
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Florida The Center for Community-Based Learning The American Democracy Project at UNF
University of Northern Iowa The University of Northern Iowa American Democracy Project
University of Pennsylvania The Netter Center for Community Partnership  Civic House The Penn Project for Civic Engagement
University of Redlands The Office of Community Service Learning
University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture   Center for Diversity and Democracy  Jesse Unruhe Institute of Politics 
University of Texas Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement 
University of Wisconsin – Parkside Continuing Education and Community Engagement
Utah Valley University Volunteer & Service-Learning Center The Office of Engaged Learning
Wagner College  Center for Leadership and Community Engagement 
Wake Forest University  Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement 
Weber State University Walker Institute of Politics and Public Service  Center for Community Engaged Learning 
West Chester University of PA The Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs
Western Carolina University Center for Service Learning Public Policy Institute
Western Illinois University Volunteer Services Office of Student Engagement
Western Washington University Center for Service-Learning
Winona State University  Community Engagement 
Winthrop University Center for Career and Civic Engagement 
Wright State University Center for Service-learning and Civic Engagement