Office of Service-Learning expands to Center for Community and Civic Engagement

The Office of Service-Learning is expanding its role on campus. The office will be called the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) and will be positioned to better support the goals of the University.

According to Director V. Jane Rosser, the CCCE “brings focus to our human and intellectual potential and will create a vision, infrastructure and programs to drive high impact community and civic engagement priorities in service to the public good.”

The CCCE will support students, alumni, faculty and staff as well as community partners in high impact, community-based learning and community-engaged scholarship, interdisciplinary research and creative activities, and civic action to address critical public policy issues.

“Our mission is to prepare our students to be engaged citizens. The center will help better our community by linking our students’ academic passions with the needs of our region,” said Provost Rodney Rogers.

“This new center demonstrates BGSU’s commitment to dedicating our talents and resources to building and sustaining a vibrant community,” said President Mary Ellen Mazey. “BGSU has a long legacy of public service and the center will enhance and build upon our current campus-community partnerships.”

The CCCE recently moved to its temporary home in 301 Hayes Hall to accommodate the construction at University Hall. An open house will be held from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 10 to welcome campus to the new location.

As the office begins revising its programs, look for announcements in Zoom News and Campus Update about ways to get involved with the new Center.

The Carnegie Foundation recognized BGSU as a Community Engaged University in early 2015.