What We Do
The main mission of the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) is to engage students, faculty and staff members in direct service, civic engagement, and community research to promote civic participation, build community capacity, and enhance the educational process.
Three Pillars of CCEL
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.
Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
The CCEL received the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification in 2008, and again in 2015. The Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification, meaning that it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. The elective classification involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments and requires substantial effort invested by participating institutions to tell the institution’s story around community engagement.
President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Weber State University received the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year it was offered before the program was tabled in 2016.
Total Community Engagement
- Unique Students (WeberConnect) = 2295 (1835 not in Weber Connect) Total Students = 4,130
- Checkins (Weber Connect) = 12,043.36
- CCRS (Weber Connect) = 81,583
- Total Weber Connect hours = 93,626 (36,995 curricular)
- Total Student Hours (including estimates) = 132,626 (75,995 curricular)
- Annual estimated $ equivalent for community engagement = $3,372,679*
*$25.43/hour as calculated by Independent Sector: independentsector.org
Curricular Community Engaged Learning Hours
- ~3498 CEL students = 1629 (spring), 1469 (fall), 400* (summer)
- 1293 CEL students recorded hours = 649 (spring), 644 (fall)
- 36,994.65 CEL hours recorded in Weber Connect = 23,993.65 (spring), 13,001 (fall) 39,000 estimated CEL hours not recorded = 24,000 (spring), 13,000 (fall), 2000* (summer)
*Summer 2018 - We were not able to track summer hours because of the transition from WeberSync to Weber Connect. We average about 400 students and 2,000 engagement hours.
Co-curricular Community Engaged Learning Hours
- 1,002 Students
- 56,631 hours
- 56.5 hours per student on average
- 91 community partners
- 107 WSU AmeriCorps members completed the program (during 2017-18 academic year)
- 41,923 Hours of Community Engagement completed by successfully exited members
- $145,651 in scholarship money awarded to successfully exited members
Excellence in Community Engagement
- 85 students
- 47,747.88 hours
Weber Cares Food & Resource Pantry
- 252 unique visits
- 5308 pounds of food distributed