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Community Engagement at NDSU

At North Dakota State University we believe in the importance of our role as a land-grant institution to foster collaboration between the university and the larger community by engaging the university’s academic resources in the enrichment of civic and community life.

NDSU helps connect faculty and students with the community in a variety of ways including:

·      Assisting in the development and implementation of service-learning courses
·      Connecting the NDSU community to co-curricular volunteer opportunities
·      Developing programming to facilitate civic dialogue regarding issues affecting the local, national, and global community

 During the 2014-2015 academic year, NDSU students engaged in over 84,500 hours of curricular and co-curricular service, which saved the community $2,124,163.51. To view the complete report of Community Engagement efforts at NDSU during the 2014-2015 academic year, please download the 2014-2015 Community Engagement Report.

Civic engagement is a form of community engagement that emphasizes active participation in efforts, by members of a community, to work together to make informed public decisions and take action towards addressing social injustices.


Poverty Simulations: Experience what it is like to live in poverty and become motivated to be part of the solution to ending poverty in the United States.

Tapestry of Diverse Talents: Help us recognize the unique diversity of NDSU’s students, faculty, staff and alumni during this once a year ceremony.

Community Engagement Forums: Come together to learn, understand, and combat social justice and civic issues affecting local, regional, and global communities.

Sustainability Initiative: NDSU and the Memorial Union are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and making the campus and community a sustainable place to live and work.

At NDSU, there are a variety of civic engagement initiatives helping to further the land-grant mission of the institution and provide outreach and support to the larger community. These initiatives include Community Engagement Forums, Tapestry of Diverse Talents, and sustainability programming

Check out the upcoming Events and Drives and get involved!

For More information regarding North Dakota States commitment to community contact:

Hailey Goplen
Assistant Director for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Upcoming Events

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North Dakota State University
Administration Phone: +1 (701) 231-8241
Campus address: Memorial Union
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5340 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:30:36 PM