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:

African-American Voices of the Cedar Valley Oral History Project

Cedar Falls Authors Festival

Cedar Valley Birth Story Archive

Center for Energy & Environmental Education

Community Engagement Celebration Day

Community Engagement Newsletter

Geographic Alliance of Iowa

GeoTREE Center

Human Relations Projects

Iowa Waste Reduction Center

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Make Cook Do Book Project

Postville Project

Reading Recovery Center of Iowa

Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement


Service-Learning Institute @ UNI

STORM Project

Tallgrass Prairie Center

Veridian Community Engagement Fellowships at the University of Northern Iowa