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Community Engagement

Our faculty, staff, and students engage with local government, nonprofits, businesses, and community members to foster creativity and innovation as we advance knowledge through research and promote active citizenship through campus-community partnerships.

  • 18K

    community engagement hours logged by A&S students in 2021

  • 771

    A&S students participated in community engagement programs in 2021

  • 1M+

    artifacts, writings, and images in the UA Museums’ Archaeological Collection

  • 4.5K

    hours of treatment and diagnostic services provided annualy by the Speech and Hearing Center

Community-Engaged Learning

Classroom instruction and co-curricular experiences provide faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to work alongside communities to address global issues and build a sustainable future.
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Engaged Scholarship

Our faculty, staff and students collaborate with communities to carry out innovative research.

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Community Education & Student Leadership

Our faculty, staff and students are committed to having a positive impact on society.

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Civic Engagement

We prepare students to be members of the global community and through individual and collective action reflect a responsibility to contribute to the common good.

Community Engagement Fellows

Our community engagement fellows develop and implement community-engaged teaching and research initiatives focused on contributing to the public good and having a broader impact on society.
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Faculty and staff members of the CYDI

Center for Youth Development and Intervention Sets the Standard for Community-Engaged Research

Over the past several years, the Center for Youth Development and Intervention (CYDI) has become an example on UA’s campus of successful community engagement. Through community-based research, scholars at the center hope to improve life for those around them and throughout the world.

  • 350K

    maps, monographs, and aerial photographs in the UA Map Library

  • 18K+

    students, teachers, mentors & parents engaged in off-campus events sponsored by the School of Music

  • 1.6K

    preschool and K–12 children served by Biology Outreach Programs

  • 4.5K

    community members reached throughout theatre and dance performances statewide