Civic Engagement includes both an awareness of public issues and active participation with community organizations. Students apply what they have learned and generate new knowledge across disciplines through research and scholarship.

The Civic Engagement minor is designed to provide students with a core analytical, experiential, and theoretical framework for understanding issues of community building, governance, and the use of civic resources. It examines the connections between individual success and societal structures, while exploring traditions of service and the history of civic movements. The minor can be paired with any major as an applied and active way of putting disciplinary tools to use and is intended for highly motivated students of any ideological perspective who are committed to education among a broader community of learners. For information about how to apply to the minor see the Center for Community Learning website.