Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

In 2010, and again for 2020, 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 243 who have the classification in 2020.

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.” Contact UGA's Office of the Vice President for Public Service & Outreach for details about the 2020 application materials.