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Go First.

Focusing on service-related scholarship, engagement, and community development-- the Center for Community Engagement is here from start to finish.

Our Team

The Center for Community Engagement is stationed on the 4th floor of Knapp Hall on the Morgantown campus. Housed under WVU Extension, the 12-member team is ready to connect you with your community today.

Meet the Team

Guidelines of Service

Not sure what counts as service? Check out our guidelines and policy for what determines who is a "volunteer!"

What is service? View our policies here.


The WVU Center for Community Engagement (CCE) supports effective partnerships with communities that enhance discovery through community-engaged teaching, scholarship, and action. The Center focuses on supporting faculty, staff, and students in working with external partners on meeting reciprocal and mutually beneficial needs and advancing WVU’s land grant mission.

Guiding Vision

Students, staff, and faculty will be involved in multifaceted activities and experiences that enhance learning through service. A stronger infrastructure for engagement will support teaching principles of democracy, compassion, and cultural diversity. WVU will have a campus culture of service, supporting sustainable partnerships with local, regional, and statewide communities that help students realize their strengths, become engaged across campus and pursue lifelong learning.

WVU Native American Studies Land Acknowledgement

WVU, with its statewide institutional presence, resides on land that includes ancestral territories of the Shawnee, Lenape (Delaware), Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Tuscarora), Cherokee, and many other Indigenous peoples. 

In acknowledging this, we recognize and appreciate those Indigenous nations whose territories we are living on and working in. Indigenous peoples have been in the land currently known as West Virginia since time immemorial. It is important that we understand both the context that has brought our university community to reside on this land, and our place within this long history. 

We also recognize that colonialism is a current ongoing process, and as scholars seeking truth and understanding, we need to be mindful of our present participation in this process. 

(developed in Fall 2019 with input from NAS Committee members, after consultation with tribes, to be read at NAS public events and included in NAS syllabi, and shared with others, including WVU Humanities Center, Morgantown Human Rights Commission, et al.)

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