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AAU Campus Community Service Directory

It is widely recognized that U.S. research universities conduct cutting-edge research that fuels national innovation and educates the technical leaders of tomorrow, but it may not be as widely appreciated that major research universities also support a broad array of public service activities in their communities. Faculty members and staff - and especially students - around the country are helping improve the quality of life in their communities, often in support of the most disadvantaged residents.

In October 1996, under the leadership of Tulane University, the Association of American Universities (AAU) began compiling a directory of community service and outreach programs at its member universities. The 2014 directory marks the 19th edition of this annual on-line publication.

Each university listing here includes one or more university Web sites that can provide detailed information about each school's activities.

White House "United We Serve" Initiative:


Brandeis University    

The Waltham Group


Brown University

Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service


California Institute of Technology

Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach

Carnegie Mellon University Community Engagement & Social Responsibility
Case Western Reserve University The Office of Government and Foundation Relations
Columbia University Community Impact at Columbia University
Cornell University Public Service Center
Duke University University Center Activities and Events

Duke Service-Learning

The Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership Initiative

Hart Leadership Program

Community Health
Emory University Emory University University-Community Partnerships
Georgia Institute of Technology Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement
Harvard University Community Connections
Indiana University Office of Community and School Partnerships
Iowa State University Leadership and Service Center
The Johns Hopkins University Government and Community Affairs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Public Service Center
McGill University McGill in the Community
Michigan State University Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
New York University Office of Civic Engagement
Northwestern University Norris University Center
The Ohio State University Outreach & Engagement
The Pennsylvania State University Penn State Outreach Programs
Princeton University The Pace Center for Civic Engagement
Purdue University Engineering Projects in Community Service

Office of Engagement
Rice University Center for Civic Leadership
Rutgers University-New Brunswick Programs for the Community
Stanford University Haas Center for Public Service
Stony Brook University-State University of New York Community Relations
Texas A&M University Student Activities: Get Involved
Tulane University Center for Public Service
The University of Arizona Community Outreach
The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York         UB Cares
University of California, Berkeley Public Service Center
University of California, Davis Center for Student Involvement
University of California, Irvine GetConnected
University of California, Los Angeles UCLA in the Community
University of California, San Diego Volunteer Connection
University of California, Santa Barbara Public Service Directory
The University of Chicago University Community Service Center
University of Colorado Boulder Outreach & Engagement
 University of Florida Center for Leadership & Service
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office of Volunteer Programs
University of Iowa Leadership and Service Center
The University of Kansas Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
University of Maryland, College Park Leadership and Community Service-Learning
University of Michigan Arts of Citizenship Program

The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Center for Community-Engaged Learning
University of Missouri-Columbia Center for Leadership and Service
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Center for Public Service
University of Oregon Community Service Center of Oregon

Service Learning Program--College of Education 

Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement
University of Pennsylvania Civic House

Netter Center for Community Partnerships
University of Pittsburgh Pitt Serves
University of Rochester

Community Service Network

Rochester Center for Community Leadership

University of Southern California Campus Activities

The University of Texas at Austin Longhorn Center for Community Engagement
University of Toronto Living Leadership: Community Service
University of Virginia Public Service: Learning in Action
University of Washington Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center

Center for Communication & Civic Engagement
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Morgridge Center for Public Service
Vanderbilt University Office of Active Citizenship and Service
Washington University in St. Louis Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
Yale University Dwight Hall