Rated among the top 10 in U.S. News and World Reports’ “America’s Best Colleges,” Stockton University has remained an anchor in its community since its founding in 1969. Serving 9,216 graduate and undergraduate students, the university works to ensure student engagement and success.
Community has always been a vital piece of the university’s mission. Maintaining important university-community partnerships, Stockton University remains an anchor in the Galloway Township area, the largest municipality in New Jersey.
Much of the university’s partnerships come from the Stockton Center for Community Engagement. The Stockton Center is dedicated to fostering civic engagement and experiential learning, collaborating with various campus groups, and strengthening connections between scholarship and the community.
In 2018, Stockton University was awarded the Institutional Excellence Award from The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, recognizing their dedication to promoting and sustaining diversity. Besides the Stockton Center, Stockton University engages the community through various centers and institutes such as the William J Hughes Center for Public Policy, where collaboration with the community fosters analysis on public and economic issues facing New Jersey.
For nearly 50 years, Stockton University has served as an anchor institution, positively impacting Atlantic City and the surrounding region, and contributing to and helping stabilize the local economy. The university remains dedicated to strengthening their role in the community.
Here are a few examples of how Stockton University is making a difference in the communities they serve:
- Stockton Center for Community Engagement: aimed at fostering university and community partnership and effort to serve the public good.
- Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality, and Tourism: collaboration with the community to initiate conversations and actions regarding New Jersey’s three largest industries.
- William J Hughes Center for Public Policy: focused on promoting civic engagement and creating conversations with the community to address key public an economic issues facing the state.
- Stockton Center on Successful Aging: set up to promote older residents’ involvement in their community through education, research, and service initiatives.
- Community Schools: housed in the Center for Community Engagement, this serves to connect with urban schools to positively transform their communities.