The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Wright State to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Wright State is among just 83 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the classification for the first time, bringing the total to 361 nationwide.
Community engagement is everywhere on campus. Many initiatives enhance the physical, educational, economic and social well-being of our local and global communities. Academic service-learning courses, internships and co-ops are mutually beneficial to students, as well as organizations and businesses.
“The Carnegie designation is recognition of the exemplary ways in which faculty, students and staff achieve a critical part of the mission of a modern public university — to transform the communities that we serve,” said Kimberly Barrett, vice president for multicultural affairs and community engagement.
Wright State also has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past five years.