The Office of Community Engagement at the University of Iowa serves as a bridge between the university and the community. We facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between faculty, staff, students, and community partners across our state, nation, and world. We offer trainings, workshops, and provide informational resources and expertise that empowers faculty, staff, and students to transform their teaching, learning, and research to make lasting change and a positive impact in our communities.

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Check out Fall 2024 CECs

We are pleased to announce the Community-Engaged Course (CEC) list for Fall 2024. Courses across campus designated as CEC are tagged on MyUI for identification. Students can proactively identify classes that integrate community partnerships into course activities as they register.

Grant Wood Art Colony OCE seeks catalogue raisonne project manager

Colony Seeks Catalogue Raisonné Project Manager

The Office of Community Engagement is seeking a Program Manager, Grant Wood Catalogue Raisonné Project to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the catalogue raisonné.

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Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement

Over the next year, OCE and a Leadership Committee of faculty and staff will work to gather data from across campus and assemble a successful re-classification application to Carnegie.

GEC 2024 Cohort Orientation


We were thrilled to get to know our new GEC students during a three-day workshop in January. With guest speakers, breakout sessions, and project development, students developed skills in community engagement. These graduate students are diverse, enthusiastic, and looking forward to engaging with community partners!

How to Be a Public Artist

Public artist workshop led by college graduate

Artist and UI lecturer Ali Hval leads students enrolled in the How to Be a Public Artist workshop on a tour around downtown Iowa City, showcasing her Scribble Trees and other public artwork!

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