In 2010, UGA was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its institutional commitment to community engagement through teaching, research and public service with the Community Engagement Classification. UGA was one of 115 colleges and universities to achieve this elective classification in 2010 and joined the ranks of only 311 institutions nationally.
UGA follows the Carnegie Foundation definition, which defines "Community Engagement" as "the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity."
The Carnegie Foundation noted that successful applicants “documented excellent alignment among mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices that support ¬dynamic and noteworthy community engagement.” Download UGA’s 2010 application and partnership grid below.
The 2020 re-application was submitted in 2019. Please contact the Office of the Vice President for Public Service & Outreach with questions about the 2020 application.