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Center for Community Engagement

Learning together

The Center for Community Engagement serves students, faculty, staff and community partners of Missouri State University as a resource for experiential learning, research opportunities, community partnerships, in an effort to move the university's public affairs mission of ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement forward.

Carnegie classification

Missouri State University is classified as a Carnegie Institution. Find out what that means for the CCE now and in the future.

Carnegie seal

Citizenship and Service-Learning

Curricular Engagement experiences regularly occur in real-world workplaces. These service-learning opportunities help students in their selection of a major or career choice.

Community-Engaged Learning

We offer Co-Curricular learning as a set of programs focused on involving students in meaningful experiences throughout the community.

Engaged Public Research

Public Research supports the University's Public Affairs mission. It is Research integral to a faculty member's academic discipline.

eJournal of Public Affairs

The eJournal in association with the American Democracy Project aims to advance the status of public scholarship related to engagement in public area.

Bear Breaks Immersion Trips

Educate. Engage. Empower. Bear Breaks Immersion Trips foster service-learning experiences and focus on social issues locally, nationally, and globally!

Bonner Leader Program

This four-year program engages students in civic learning, one-on-one and small-group mentoring relationships, collaborative and cross-cultural problem-solving experiences, ample opportunities for reflection and skill building, and financial support.

Public Affairs In Action

Missouri State is preparing students for the future by helping them understand the ethical dimensions of leadership and take what they learn in the classrooms and use it to help solve problems and bring about change.

Public Affairs Academy

Each summer the Pat Walker Missouri Public Affairs Academy brings talented high school students from throughout the state together to develop their understanding of public affairs.

Bear Pantry

The Bear Pantry aims to serve those in the MSU community who face food insecurity.

Community: Engaged