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Carnegie Engagement Classification


ECU is an engaged university. This elective Community Engagement Classification offered by the Carnegie Foundation offers ECU the opportunity to be recognized for our engagement with our communities. According to the Foundation, “Community Engagement describes 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.”


This web page offers resources to enhance the scholarship associated with engagement. You will find the Carnegie Application for Community Engagement in both submitted and expanded form, resources for Community Engaged Scholarship, links to ECU units involved in outreach, partnerships and curricular engagement. New resources will be added on a regular basis.

Carnegie Application For Community Engagement


Definitions for Engagement