Community Engagement


Community Engagement Minor

The minor in Community Engagement is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with the skills and creativity to solve problems in their own communities, and to develop students’ own sense of self collective efficacy. The Community Engagement program allows students to build their civic agency, their interpersonal, leadership, and advocacy skills, as well as their academic skills such as critical analysis, appreciation for diversity, and an enhanced understanding of community issues and challenges. The program is ideal for students seeks academic and hands-on opportunities to make a measurable difference in improving the quality of life for citizens in the community and region.

If you are interested in taking a course with a Community Engagement component, see our list of courses with CEN designations: See list of program course requirements (17-18 credits)

Please see the brochure for more information on the Community Engagement Minor, including detail on courses, community partners, and student reflections on their experience with the minor.

To apply for a Community Engagement internship in course CEN 402, please download and complete the internship application. Remember to attach your resume. Application materials and letters of reference can be sent directly to the CEN 402 instructor or emailed to

Program Contact

Laura Minor
Program Advisor
(860) 832-2602
Arts and Sciences Advising Place (ASAP)
Carroll Hall, Room 158

or the Faculty Senate Committee on Community Engagement at: