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Community Engagement Forum

Community Engagement Forums (CEFs) are small-scale events hosted throughout the academic year with the goal of encouraging dialogue between NDSU staff, faculty, students, and members of the community in regards to important topics affecting our world. CEFs may involve collaborations with various departments across NDSU, creating opportunities for enhanced learning across multiple domains.

The Community Engagement Forum (CEF) is a place where NDSU students, faculty, and area residents come together to learn, understand, and combat social justice and civic issues affecting local, regional, and global communities. When community leaders and engaged citizens unite, we can find solutions to today’s most complex and pertinent problems.  

The goal of the CEFs are to inspire citizens to take action towards addressing societal problems impacting our local, regional, and global communities by exposing participants to a diverse array of civic issues and providing an opportunity for discussion, planning, and action. Participants will recognize how individual knowledge and skills can be used to make a difference in society and see themselves as civic leaders in the community.

Past Community Engagement Forums include:

  • "Does what we eat impact our community?”- October 2014
  • “Does media impact our view of the world?”- November 2014
  • “What is diversity in North Dakota?”- February 2015
  • “How do women view success?”- March 2015
  • "What is an ethical consumer?" - October 2015
  • "Yours, Mine, or Ours: A Discussion with Intercultural Couples" - February 2016

If you are interested in a certain topic to be discussed at a Community Engagement Forum, or have additional questions, please contact:
Hailey Goplen, Assistant Director for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement



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Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:29:42 PM