Illinois? public engagement identity has evolved over 140 years in an environment of land-grant institutional initiatives spread across many colleges and units. Through the persistent efforts of the faculty, staff and students within the 74 academic departments within 11 colleges, eight schools and more than 150 centers and institutes significant contributions are made to the public engagement mission of the campus.
The Office of Public Engagement initiates and supports a broad and diverse set of public engagement activities that link the campus to society.
Gateway to public engagement opportunities at Illinois
Connects the civic interest of the campus with various local community organizations
Supports small and medium size businesses in Illinois by providing customized training and consulting
Provides students an exhilarating experience of studying and working in our nation's Capitol
Connects companies with the campus resources they need to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment
Enhances communication and coordination across campus and with external constituents on sustainability issues
Offers educational programs to residents of each of Illinois' 102 counties ? and far beyond