In engaging with the local community, students serve others and gain as much as they give.

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Community Engagement

Here on our Bluff, community service unites us. Each year, about 8,000 students, faculty and staff participate, making service to others an important part of our campus culture. In fact, for the sixth consecutive year, Duquesne has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of the University's commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

Our Spirit of Service

When you join your fellow Duquesne students and co-workers in giving back, you're certain to reap significant rewards in personal growth.  Everyone finds something that fits their personal interests by volunteering with:

  • Charities, social agencies and human services
  • Public safety, education and wellness programs
  • Neighborhood beautification efforts
  • Small business development

Service through Studies

Academic Community Engagement is achieved when teaching and scholarship are integrated with community engagement to enliven the academic work of faculty and students.

  • Service-Learning is a teaching method used throughout Duquesne to develop meaningful community projects that reflect the course learning objectives. 
  • Academic Community-Engaged Scholarship (ACES) embraces the many types of scholarly research that are engaged with the commmunity, a growing interest among faculty at Duquesne.
  • Community-University Partnerships are the close relationships with established groups of community stakeholders that are required to achieve service-learning and community-engaged scholarship

Learn more about Academic Community Engagement.

Do You Need Volunteers?

Is your community group interested in partnering with Duquesne on a volunteer project? We can work with you to find and develop strong, reciprocal service partnerships. If you would like to talk about a collaborative project with our students, or if you are looking for volunteers for a special event or project, please contact the Center for Student Involvement Office at 412.396.5853.