On behalf of the CUMU executive committee and headquarters team, congratulations to the following CUMU members who have been selected to receive the Carnegie Foundation’s prestigious Community Engagement Classification or reclassification during the most recent 2020 classification process. This brings the total number of CUMU members with the classification to 65%.

  1. Brown University
  2. California State University, Northridge
  3. California State University, Sacramento
  4. Florida Atlantic University
  5. Florida International University
  6. George Washington University
  7. Missouri State University
  8. Rutgers University-Newark
  9. Stockton University
  10. University at Albany, SUNY
  11. University of Michigan-Flint
  12. University of Missouri-St. Louis
  13. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  14. University of North Florida
  15. University of Pittsburgh
  16. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  17. The University of Utah
  18. Virginia Wesleyan University
  19. West Chester University

The Carnegie Community Engagement Classification is awarded following a process of self-study by an institution, which is then assessed by a national review committee led by the Swearer Center for Public Engagement at Brown University, the administrative and research home for the classification. It has been the leading framework for institutional assessment and recognition of community engagement in U.S. higher education for the past 14 years.

“These institutions are doing exceptional work to forward their public purpose in and through community engagement that enriches teaching and research while also benefiting the broader community,” said Mathew Johnson, Executive Director of the Swearer Center.

Of the 119 institutions classified in the 2020 cycle, 44 are receiving the classification for the first time, while 75 are now re-classified after being classified originally in 2010 or 2015. These 119 institutions join the 240 institutions that earned the classification during the 2015 selection process, for a total of 359 campuses who are currently active holders of the designation.

Again, congratulations to all of our members earning this prestigious honor. We look forward to seeing everything you will accomplish on your campuses and broader communities.