At William & Mary, community engagement is collective action that occurs in partnerships between campus and community members. It is sustained, purposeful, and advances community-driven positive change. Community engagement develops active and educated campus and community members, and enriches excellence in scholarship, teaching, and learning.
Whether you are a student, faculty member, or community organization, we are here to support you.
- For students who are looking to connect with a local community organization, visit GivePulse, our platform for community engagement, and subscribe to our weekly community opportunities newsletter.
- For faculty who would like to integrate community-based learning, please view the information for faculty.
- For community organizations looking to connect with William & Mary students, please view the information for our community partners.
Community partnerships involve sharing resources and knowledge so that all parties are changed in their work toward a more just and sustainable community. Partnerships have varying depths and time frames, and successful partnerships are characterized by closeness, equity, integrity and reciprocity (Bringle, Clayton, & Price, 2009).