The University of Delaware has a long tradition of applying knowledge and creativity to the critical challenges facing communities — in Delaware and around the world. We're nationally recognized as a community engaged university.


UD's Community Engagement Initiative builds on that tradition. It focuses on what makes every community strong: improving public education, health and environmental quality, encouraging economic development and expanding arts and cultural programs that enrich quality of life.

UD students contribute nearly 350,000 hours to community service each year. This initiative aims to expand the University’s role in cultivating active citizens through real partnerships that impact civic needs. Join us!