Our Office

The Civic and Community Engagement Office is a one stop destination to get involved with the community.  With curricular and co-curricular activities, we can get students, faculty, and staff in touch with schools, government agencies, and non-profit organizations or community partners in touch with students, faculty, and staff looking to make Western New York a better place to live.


We have five units that support the mission of our office.

  • Administrative Unit

    This unit handles budgeting, purchasing, and provides administrative support for all of the units.

  • Community Academic Center

    This unit provides STEAM programming for youth and adult education courses for the west side's immigrant and refugee population.

  • Community Engagement Unit

    This unit coordinates service-learning and community-engaged learning courses and our yearly Celebration of Community Engagement event.

  • Civic Engagement Unit

    This unit is responsible for gathering data for Anchor Institution, the free tax program, the student civic leadership board, volunteerism, voting, and coordinates the yearly Bengals Dare to Care community service day.

  • West Side Promise Neighborhood

    With generous support from Rich's Products, this unit has food security and leadership programs that focus on the city's west side.