Let's strengthen our region and the world... together.
Duquesne University students and faculty forge community partnerships that can benefit your organization in a variety of ways, including cost-saving measures as we fill knowledge gaps, solve complex problems, and develop sustainable solutions. In turn, our students have access to opportunities for learning, conducting research, addressing community concerns, and growing as civic-minded citizens.
Duquesne is one of an elite group of 361 institutions to hold the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Community Engagement Classification, the nation's highest honor for colleges and universities that have made community engagement a pervasive and key aspect of their institutional commitments. We invite our corporate partners to explore opportunities to participate in our enagement efforts.
Collaborating to Make a Difference
Duquesne University's Office of Community Engagement connects University and community resources across five areas of impact:Growth and Innovation, Health and Wellness, Education, Individual Empowerment and Volunteerism.
Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning
Through Duquesne's Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR), students and faculty cultivate authentic partnerships between campus and community. Modeled in our Spiritan tradition, we work together to build a more just and equitable world. Everyone benefits when the campus and our surrounding neighborhoods can freely exchange knowledge and resources related to teaching, research, programming and public service initiatives. 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. Through corporate support, our students can continue to serve communities at the local, national, and global level.