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 discontinued in 2016.
Total Community Engagement
- Student hours (including estimates) = 122,449
- Recorded hours = 59,265
- Unique students = 4,667
- Annual estimated financial equivalent for community engagement = $3,113,878*
* $25.43/hour as estimated by Independent Sector: independentsector.org
Curricular Community Engaged Learning Hours
- ~3250 CEL students
- ~28,628 CEL hours
- 226 CEL classes
- 88 CEL instructors)
Co-curricular Community Engaged Learning Hours
- 768 students
- ~93,821 co-curricular hours
- 35,531 recorded hours
- 84 community partners
- 106 WSU AmeriCorps members completed the program
- 35,700 hours completed by successfully exited members
Excellence in Community Engagement
- 99 students
- 61,259 hours
Weber Cares Food & Resource Pantry*
- 764 visits
- 7253 pounds of food distributed
*pantry closed on March 18, 2020 due to COVID-19