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 Community Engagement and Social Change minor is designed to offer students a core analytical, experiential, and theoretical framework for understanding three intersecting dimensions of civic engagement at the local level: issues of social inequality, modes of social change, and the community in which the engagement takes place. 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.