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Civic engagement is critical to the work and mission of the University of Chicago and is fostered by individuals and groups from across the University, including our faculty, staff, and students.

As an anchor institution on the mid-South Side and a center for education, research, and innovation, we partner within our city and surrounding communities to share talent, information, and resources to have a positive impact on our city’s well-being.

As a global research university in a major city, we have an opportunity and an obligation to help make sense of today’s urban challenges and contribute to solutions that can have local benefits and global impact. We partner with institutions and agencies around the world to discover solutions.

The Office of Civic Engagement works with UChicago faculty, students, and staff to support a wide range of civic projects and partnerships, and provides a “front door” to the University for external organizations. Contact the Office of Civic Engagement.

UChicago first-year students take a tour of the South Side Community Art Center with historian, educator and civil rights organizer Timuel Black Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Chicago. The tour was part of the University’s CKP (Civic Knowledge Project) Ex