Our Mission

To connect education and action for the common good.

Community Based Learning

Classes, internships & the Leadership Minor provide real world experience and benefit our community.

Civic Scholars

Students with an extraordinary commitment to service.

Civic Engagement

Community Action Week offers 20 different ways to make a difference in our local community.

Drew's Commitment to Public Service

Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Civic Advocacy

Public Policy Forum at Drew tackles eviction crisis.


Center for Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement serves Drew University and our communities as a resource, convener, and partner for those committed to the work of melding knowledge with action in order to improve our shared world. The Center supports teaching, research, scholarship, art, and other university-based activities that benefit communities. Working collaboratively with community organizations and other institutions, we develop sustainable partnerships that can help both Drew and its partners meet their goals.

Focus Area: Combatting Disease

At Drew, there are many opportunities to understand and take action on the effect that diseases have on individuals, families and society—both close to home and globally.

Focus Area: Youth and Education

If you share the conviction that education is vital to addressing social problems and want to help bring its benefits to others, get involved with Drew’s efforts to expand and strengthen educational opportunities.