What is Civic Engagement?

Civic engagement is the collaboration between Mason faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge, resources and service in the context of partnership and reciprocity. 

Mason's broad definition of civic engagement is intended to include the various ways our students, faculty, and partners collaborate to enact positive social change in their communities. 

Two resources that inform our definition of civic engagement: Pathways of Public Service & Civic Engagement from Stanford University and the Social Change Wheel from Minnesota Campus Compact.