CETR group standing in front of August Wilson mural
A A Email Print Share

What We Do

At CETR, we help Duquesne students and faculty create community partnerships that provide opportunities for learning, resesarching, addressing community concerns and growing as civic-minded citizens.

Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning

Using a two-tiered model of community-engaged learning, we offer students the opportunity to engage in community-based experiences throughout our degree programs. Community-engaged learning differs from volunteerism and community service because it emphasizes students' civic development; uses structured, ongoing reflection; and focuses on sustained, reciprocal partnerships between faculty and community.

Community-Engaged Research

Community-engaged research happens when scholars and community organizations partner to generate knowledge that contributes to the academic world and addresses community concerns. At Duquesne, community-engaged research emphasizes social and environmental justice.

Community Engagement Scholars

This highly selective program immerses undergraduate students in a year-long experience that builds their understanding of social justice, fosters personal growth, empowers them to be responsible and participatory citizens, and strengthens the community.