Welcome to our engaged campus...and be prepared for an incredible transformation that will help you use your education to create change in the world.
“An engaged campus is one that is consciously committed to reinvigorating the democratic spirit and community engagement in all aspects of its campus life: students, faculty, staff and the institution itself. The engaged campus recognizes that knowledge cannot be separated from the purposes to which it is directed. The engaged campus is not just located within a community, it is intimately connected to the public purposes and aspirations of community life itself. The engaged campus is unable to separate its unique responsibility for the development of knowledge, from the role of knowledge in a democratic society to form the basis for social progress and human equality.” - Campus Compact
Rollins College educates students for global citizenship and responsible leadership. The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) fosters, encourages, and promotes student, faculty, and staff involvement within local and global communities. Through service-learning courses, community-based research, leadership development, community service, and innovative immersion programs and resources, OCE is deeply committed to fostering a lifelong commitment to personal and social responsibility in every member of the Rollins Community.
Combining your on-campus classroom experiences with the greatest challenges facing our global community will allow you to become a well-rounded student and professional who is ready, both intellectually and civically, to make a positive impact on humanity. Student success and student-learning are at the center of all OCE initiatives. Our goal is for students to learn, develop and grow through personal and social responsibility by contributing to a larger community. We use the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) LEAP Learning Outcomes and Core Commitments as a framework for developing community engagement experiences.
OCE focuses on three community engagement priorities at Rollins. These include: Engaged Scholarship (supporting curriculum integration of community engagement through research and service), Engaged Campus (connecting students, faculty, and staff to learning opportunities outside the classroom) and Community Partnership Development (working hand-in-hand with community leaders as co-educators committed to global progress and change).
Community Engagement opportunities will allow you to connect your deepest passion with the world’s greatest needs. We invite you to learn more about our unique community-based courses, resources, programs and experiences by “virtually” visiting the areas of this website, or stopping by to meet with members of the OCE team to discuss ways you can get engaged. As a member of the Rollins Community you have the opportunity to serve as an agent of change. Your leadership is critical as we approach issues and challenges facing the 21st century in both Central Florida and around the globe. The time is right to step up to the plate and be the difference. Whether it be civic engagement, mentoring underserved youth, preserving the environment, eliminating extreme poverty and homelessness, or providing education and support to people affected by violence, we can help you connect and engage by creating progress in the world.
Yours in Community,
Micki P. Meyer
Lord Family Director of Community Engagement