The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) works to facilitate the development of mutually beneficial partnerships between faculty, staff, and students at the University of Iowa with community partners across our state, nation, and world.

The office facilitates trainings and workshops and provides informational resources and expertise that empowers faculty, staff, and students to transform their teaching and research to make lasting change and a positive impact in our world. 

 

Our Values  

 

Respect 

We embrace the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and approaches of our university and community partners and recognize that these differing perspectives are essential to the success of community engagement at Iowa. 

 

Relationships 

We facilitate the development of enduring relationships between faculty, staff and students and community partners. We involve students in worthwhile work that is meaningful to their education and career goals while supporting faculty in their teaching and research missions that ensure development of sustainable partnerships. 

 

Humility 

We work collaboratively with campus and community partners by listening and responding to their expressed needs.  

 

Excellence 

We exhibit professionalism in all our interactions and deliver high quality work to our campus and community partners that is grounded in community engaged scholarship and research.   

 

Creativity 

We value creative, innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to this work.