The University of Nebraska Omaha is the nation's leader in community engagement. In 2014, UNO received the Presidential Award for economic opportunity for our work in the metro area.

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Campus Commitment to Community Engagement

Community engagement and service are inherent components of UNO's identity. This commitment is reflected in UNO’s academics, student body, and institutional framework.

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The Service Learning Academy

The Service Learning Academy integrates academics and civic engagement to enhance student learning, advance community development, and foster engaged citizenship.

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Office of Civic and Social Responsibility

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.

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Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center

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.

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2014 Presidential Award for Economic Opportunity

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. 

President's Community Service Honor Roll