Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Community Engagement in higher education is defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as "Collaboration between higher education institutions and their larger communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity."

Community engagement is a critical component of the core fabric of the University of Northern Iowa. We embrace and are dedicated to providing transformative learning experiences that engage students with real-world community engagement teaching and learning opportunities. It's evident that UNI faculty, staff and students have a distinct passion and commitment to community engagement efforts.


Browse the Community Engagement Collections:

Cedar Falls Authors Festival

Geographic Alliance of Iowa

GeoTREE Center

Human Relations Projects

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Moving Words: A 3D Concepts Service-learning Project

Reading Recovery Center of Iowa


STORM Project

Tallgrass Prairie Center

The Postville Project