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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Engagement Summit

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See how we celebrated a year of impactful community engagement work between the University of Iowa and Iowa communities.

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Faculty Engagement Corps Applications

Orientation May 20th-May 22nd

Faculty and instructors interested in joining the FEC should register for the Orientation by May 8th. Please email or with any questions.

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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.

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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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Upcoming Events

Eight Over 80 Awards

Friday, May 17, 2024 11:00am
As Hawkeyes, we give back throughout our lives. We're leaders in our professions. We're generous with our time and talent. We're passionate about things we love—especially anything black and gold. And some Hawkeyes continue to make an impact well beyond retirement. That's why we are honoring Iowa alumni, age 80 and over, who carry the Hawkeye spirit of achievement and continue to help others. Nominate a Hawkeye for this award here:
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