Center for Civic Engagement

What is Civic Engagement?

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The programs page outlines many opportunities for service learning and community service.

Civic Engagement at Naz

Ninety-five percent of Nazareth undergraduates, joined by faculty and staff, participate in community service, addressing local and global challenges.

Civic engagement at Nazareth is one form of experiential learning, a hallmark of the Nazareth education. Nazareth is unique in having an on-campus Center for Civic Engagement and is nationally recognized for exemplary community service and meaningful outcomes:

  • Nazareth College was one of five colleges nationally named as a Presidential Awardee in the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service and civic engagement, and was a finalist for the 2014 award. Nazareth College has been named to the honor roll since its inception in 2006.
  • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Nazareth for its 2015 community engagement classification. This recognizes the College's sophisticated approach to community engagement, including truly collaborative partnerships, assessing the impact of this civic work, and collecting ongoing feedback for improvement.
Characteristics of Civic Engagement
What is Service Learning?
Washington Monthly College Ranking, Nazareth College

Washington Monthly: Nazareth Among the Best for Community Service

The magazine's 2014 college rankings placed Nazareth College at No. 2 for community service and No. 2 in service staff and financial aid support for community service.

Learn more about the prestigious award