What is CE?

Oklahoma State University is classified as a Community Engaged Institution of Higher Education by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is also an institutional member of community engagement consortia such as the Engagement Scholarship Consortium and Imagining America. OSU is also part of the Oklahoma Campus Compact organization created by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher education to articulate the importance of civic responsibility as an outcome of higher education.

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Community Engagement in Action: Lucero "Chelo" Tenorio works with OSU Spanish students 
to deliver extracurricular Spanish to 2nd and 3rd graders at Will Rogers Elementary School.


The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.

OSU University Network for Community Engagement

In 2012, OSU created this network to advance a vision and understanding of community engagement at Oklahoma State University and the role it plays in advancing its instruction, scholarship and service missions.


Journals and other publications:

National Conferences and Organizations:

Engaged Scholarship Consortium

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life

Community Engaged Scholarship and Tenure & Promotion: