To promote positive social and economic development in the local area while providing students with meaningful opportunities to engage with the community and make a positive impact.
Community Development Office
The Community Development Office (CDO) is a department that works to build strong connections between the university and the surrounding community. The main goal of the CDO is to promote positive social and economic development in the local area while providing students with meaningful opportunities to engage with the community and make a positive impact.
The CDO works with community organizations, local businesses, government officials, and residents to identify areas of need and develop programs and initiatives to address them. These may include projects related to education, health and wellness, economic development, environmental sustainability, and social justice.
One of the key roles of the CDO is to facilitate partnerships between the university and community organizations. This might involve connecting students with local nonprofits and community groups for volunteer opportunities or internships or working with faculty to develop research projects that address community needs.
The CDO may also organize events and programs to promote community engagement and build connections between the university and the local community. These might include workshops, service projects, community festivals, or other activities that bring together students, faculty, staff, and community members.