Mission

Empowering students, faculty and staff to serve society through community engaged scholarship that enriches learning, promotes civic literacy and contributes to the study of community needs and resources.

Highlights

The Center for Civic Engagement coordinates year-round civic engagement initiatives on and off campus.

  1. Civic Initiatives:
    • Voter registration and education efforts
    • Participation in social justice marches
    • Contests that promote community-based projects, research and programs
    • Support community partner engagement with courses and programs
  2. UTSA Engaged: UTSA Engaged is an online portal used by GivePulse that allows UTSA students, faculty, staff and campus organizations to record their service hours, find service opportunities and connect with various non-profit and community organizations For more info, login tutorial and more please visit http://cce.utsa.edu/utsa-engaged/
  3. Rowdy Corps: Rowdy Corps is a community-based work study program aiming to unite UTSA students with the broader San Antonio community. This program provides the opportunity for work study eligible students to gain professional development at a local non-profit or public sector agency for up to two years. Participating students receive career focused training and have the opportunity to attend networking events and service projects outside of the university. To learn about eligibility, apply and more go visit http://cce.utsa.edu/rowdycorps-2/
  4. Civic Engagement Summit: The Center for Civic Engagement has been nationally recognized for its dynamic and noteworthy community outreach efforts in San Antonio and its impact on the global community through teaching and research, public service, volunteerism, civic partnerships and economic development. To create an open forum for the community to share ideas and perspectives on civic engagement, the Center hosts an annual Summit in February. Check out 2nd Annual Summit and 3rd Annual Summit to find out more info about each event.
  5. Service-Learning: The Center supports an average of 25 SL courses per semester. We support faculty attain official designation as an SL course, help track levels of community engagement and identify the type of community issues being addressed in their classwork.
  6. Awards/Recognition:
    1. Carnegie Community Engagement Classification – The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected  (UTSA) to receive its prestigious Community Engagement Classification, recognizing the university’s commitment to serving the local community. For more info please visit http://www.utsa.edu/carnegie/
    2. President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) – is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service that rewards civic-minded individuals for their dedication to selfless service and volunteerism. For more info on achieving a PVSA visit http://cce.utsa.edu/pvsa/
    3. Rowdy Impact Photo Contest – Students, faculty and staff can showcase their civic engagement via social media. Every spring, winners are announced and prizes are given to those who were picked. For guidelines, info and more visit
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