University of Wisconsin-Green Bay recognized nationally for community engagement efforts | WFRV
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Officials with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) say they have been recognized at a national level for the university’s community engagement efforts.
In a release, university officials state that the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced UWGB as one of only 40 U.S. colleges and universities to receive a 2024 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.
The classification is said to be an elective designation that indicates the school’s commitment to community engagement.
The classification is rewarded following a process of self-study by each school applying for the classification before then being reviewed by a national review committee.
UWGB officials say that receiving the classification verifies UWGB students as being engaged, forward-thinking members of the Northeast Wisconsin community.
With the support of campus resources, school officials also say that students are able to get involved early on in their college careers with opportunities like the Civic Scholars program which helps students to seek out meaningful internships, student organization leadership, peer mentoring, and the ability to grow in their own civic identities and leadership skills.
Of the 40 colleges and universities classified in 2024, 18 of them, including UWGB, have received this classification for the first time.
The 22 other schools receiving the 2024 classification are said to now be re-classified as they were originally classified in either 2015 or 2020.
As of now, 368 total schools are active holders of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. A full list of the active schools that hold the classification endorsement can be found here.