The Center for Civic Engagement is the nexus for community-based initiatives and civically-engaged learning at Salem State University. Established as part of the University’s Strategic Plan to promote civic engagement, social justice, and connection to place, we are responsible for developing and supporting programs that connect our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to the greater community. Through reciprocal collaborations designed to address public issues and enhance academic learning, the Center promotes the importance of community involvement and the privileges and responsibilities inherent in civic participation.
The Center for Civic Engagement is an integral partner within the greater community that supports the intersections of student learning, faculty and staff engagement, and community needs. This vision comes to life in a vibrant and active community engaged in academic study, dialogue, service, and civic activities that work to address local, regional, and global issues.