Community engagement and service are inherent components of UNO's identity. This commitment is reflected in UNO’s academics, student body, and institutional framework.
The Service Learning Academy integrates academics and civic engagement to enhance student learning, advance community development, and foster engaged citizenship.
The Office of Civic and Social Responsibility encourages civic engagement by connecting the UNO community with nonprofits, thus creating positive social change in Omaha and beyond.
The Weitz CEC is an innovative and nationally unique space that serves to strengthen UNO's existing outreach efforts and foster future opportunities for partnerships.
This award recognizes institutions with service programs that build economic independence, increase family stability, and create more sustainable and resilient communities. Institutions in this category are engaged in service that improves the financial well-being and security of economically disadvantaged individuals.