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Academic Community Engagement Resource Hub
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Academic Community Engagement Resource Hub

The WVU Center for Community Engagement serves as a resource for faculty interested in Academic Community Engagement (ACE). We offer resources and support for the involvement of community engagement into teaching, research and service. WVU is currently one of 56 public institutions to be classified as both an R1 and community engaged institution

We encourage WVU faculty to incorporate engagement into their scholarship while including students in this work, thereby developing students who are better prepared for successful careers and active thoughtful citizenship, and increasing resources to impact the well-being of our community and our state.

On the left is The President's official seal for High Education Community Service. It includes an Eagle in a blue circle.  On the right is the official seal for earning the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification. It is a gold circle.

Our Guiding Vision

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Teach through Service

Educational experiences that involve participation in organized service activities that meet community-identified needs and intentional reflection.

Group photo of WVU educators, Kristen Willams and Jennifer Simpson, with students in the Intensive English Program. Students and staff are holding up colorful fleece blankets that they made for children in the hospital.

Community Engaged Scholarship

Engaging in active partnerships between WVU and community to co-create knowledge and practices.

From left: Beth Staley, Katy Ryan, and Gabriella Pishotti of the Appalachian Prison Book Project in Morgantown, West Virginia. Photo: Raymond Thompson

Opportunities and Resources

View events, recognition, dissemination, and funding opportunities for community engaged scholars, faculty, and staff.

Opportunities & Resources
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Discover the many mays WVU students, faculty, and staff flourish in reciprocal community partnerships through high impact community engagement practices.

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This page is actively being updated and was last published on 07/21/2022. Have suggestions or feedback? Please submit them by  clicking here and completing this survey.