The Center For Community Engaged Learning, formerly the Community Involvement Center established in June 2007, is a strategic partnership between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs that provides both curricular and co-curricular community engagement opportunities for campus constituents in partnership with local community organizations. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners come to the CCEL to create connections and opportunities to give and grow through learning and experience, and to build a community that thrives.
The main mission of the center is to engage students, faculty and staff members in service, democratic engagement, and community research to promote civic participation, build community capacity, and enhance the educational process.
Since its inception, students have contributed over 765,000 combined hours of community engagement through the Center.
Community stewardship is woven into the fabric and culture of our campus and has been recognized as such by the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement awarded to WSU in 2008.
Weber State University has been listed each year on The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the inception of the award.
What is Community Engaged Learning?
Community Engaged Learning is defined as an activity that involves a collaborative, reciprocal relationship with the community that prepares our students, faculty, staff and alumni to be engaged citizens, strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility by addressing community issues.
Community engaged learning can be facilitated through: service, democratic engagement and community research.