Duquesne was founded as an act of service to this community. Our obligation and our joy now is to continue that tradition in ways focused on the future for our students, our community and our world. 

Service is more than something we do. It's a core part of our identity. The practice of civic engagement—the exchange of resources between Duquesne and its surrounding communities and partners—has been central to our mission since the University's founding in 1878.

Today, that tradition is alive and well—and reaching more people than ever before.

The Office of Civic Engagement and External Relations connects the University and its partners across five areas of impact:

Through relationships with community members and organizations, as well as corporate, foundation, and government partners, we share our resources and talent to impact the Pittsburgh region and across the world.

Serving Students through Service to Others

For Duquesne students, learning extends beyond the classroom. Through the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR), students and faculty create partnerships that provide meaningful opportunities for learning, conducting research, and addressing community concerns.