A more just and equitable world cultivated through the participation of all people in the co-creation of knowledge and collective action.
The Center for Civic Engagement connects students, faculty, staff, and alumni with local, national, and global communities through meaningful civic engagement to promote the lifelong learning and development of active community members.
The Center for Civic Engagement affirms Illinois State University’s core values as stated in Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State—The Strategic Plan for Illinois’ First Public University 2018–2023:
As a member of Campus Compact, we also affirm their five commitments to advance the public purpose of higher education:
Elevate Illinois State’s identity as an institution anchored in our community participating in shared problem-solving.
Create new and enhanced opportunities for civic development to educate students for responsible, lifelong civic engagement.
Recognize and reward the everyday and extraordinary civic engagement of faculty and staff.
Align center infrastructure to enhance civic engagement and its impact across the campus and community.