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The Office for Community Engagement fosters partnerships through which direction, alignment, and commitment emerge. Our community and university collaborations cultivate mutually beneficial opportunities that employ assets, promote collective ownership and action, generate new knowledge, and resolve community challenges. Through these partnerships, we enhance our capacity to prepare students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.

For Community

For Faculty & Staff

For Students

Engaged Department Initiative

community based teaching


Community Engagement Initiative Awards

Community Engagement Stories

community engagement blog

Partnership Showcase

Enjoy highlights from the 2015 Partnership Showcase.

Distinguished Community Engagement Initiative Award

Laker Effect


Conferences & Opportunities

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Campus Compact promotes student, community involvement

President Thomas J. Haas has raised the bar for Grand Valley State University’s dedication to civic engagement by signing a new agreement that promises to strengthen the university’s relationship with its surrounding community. Click here for more.