Community Engagement

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Big Red Talk with Tyler Riewer of charity:water
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Contestants slice bread
Monday, March 13, 2017

Read more about Student cooking competition inspires delectable dishes


Students share their thoughts with politicians at the Night of Listening at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Read more about Students share their hopes for the future at the Night of Listening


Night of Listening flyer
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Read more about Center for Civic Engagement to host Night of Listening


Monday, January 23, 2017

Read more about MLK Week encourages reflection and rallying


Franco's List recipients for fall 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016

Read more about Recipients of Franco's List and Give Back. Big. Awards Announced


Students load donation barrels to give back to the Lincoln community
Monday, November 14, 2016

Read more about Dare to Care Encourages Students to Collect Food for the Lincoln Community


Friday, October 14, 2016

Read more about ASUN Helps Students Register to Vote


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Read more about Big Changes in the Community Through Give Back. Big.


"University of Nebraska-Lincoln students volunteer as part of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Read more about Students Participate in National Day of Service


Students assist with 2015 income taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program
Friday, August 19, 2016

Read more about $1.9 Million in Grants and Sponsorships Fund Student Affairs Programs


Global Leadership Retreat multicultural hands with globe
Friday, March 11, 2016

Read more about Getting to Know Our Global Neighbors


SUSI students from Africa participate in volunteer projects for Habitat for Humanity and a food bank
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Read more about A Shared Learning Experience with Africa


$1.9 Million in Grants and Sponsorships Fund Student Affairs Programs

Six departments and more than 16 programs in the Division of Student Affairs benefitted from $1,914,646 in grant and sponsorship funds during the 2016 calendar year.

"We are excited to report how successful some of our departments have been in their efforts to gain financial assistance. Most of these funds go directly to help our students,” said Vice Chancellor Juan N. Franco.

Students Participate in National Day of Service

On Sunday, Sept. 11, more than 40 students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln volunteered at six locations in the Lincoln community to give back in honor of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Project included tasks like cleaning toys at the Lincoln Children’s Museum, picking up litter in Antelope Valley Creek and assisting with landscaping along Lincoln Parks & Recreation bike trails.

Big Changes in the Community Through Give Back. Big.

Through Give Back. Big., the Center for Civic Engagement provides monetary support to Nebraska students and organizations who want to make a difference but do not have enough financial resources to execute their plans.

“Anyone who has a desire to serve their community can do so, and we can support them in this endeavor through Give Back. Big.,” said graduate student assistant Phillip Foster.

Congressman Leads Democracy Discussion with Students

On Monday, Oct. 24, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry joined a crowd of more than 60 attendees to share his ideas on democracy and answer questions. The event, called The Future of Democracy, was hosted by the Association of Students at the University of Nebraska (ASUN), the Department of Political Science and the Center for Civic Engagement.

Senators Debate on Death Penalty Before the Public Votes

Nebraska State Senators Colby Coash and Beau McCoy debated the death penalty on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the Centennial Room of the Nebraska Union as a part of the Sorensen Seminar Series, sponsored by the Public Policy Center. The Center for Civic Engagement, the Department of Political Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications co-sponsored the event.

Students Learn About Immigration & Volunteer in Nebraska Communities Over Fall Break

While many were spending fall break at home, relaxing or on vacation, four students joined the Center for Civic Engagement’s Fall Break Service-Study ASB.

“An ASB is an opportunity for students to travel with their peers at a relatively low cost, learn about a community, delve into the culture and history of a community, and then serve that community,” said graduate student Grace Brown, who both planned and attended the ASB.