10-Year Anniversary

The 2015-16 academic year marked our ten-year anniversary as WashU’s champion for civic and community engagement. We launched in the fall as the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, with a renewed mission to cultivate informed and actively engaged citizens who value community voice, assets, and partnership.

In celebration of this milestone, we hosted a series of events this year to recognize faculty, alumni and community partners, and to engage in further dialogue with peer institutions on the civic mission of universities.

September 2, 2015

4:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Emerson Auditorium

Knight Hall


Brian D. Carpenter, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology

Leroy D. Nunery II, MBA '79, EdD

United Way of Greater St. Louis

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October 25-26, 2015

Washington University and Duke University co-sponsor a think tank focused on the relationship between social innovation and civic engagement in higher education. The meeting is a continuation of a dialogue instigated by Amanda Moore McBride and Duke's Eric Mlyn in their February 2015 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Stay tuned for more details on this event.

Learn more about the event.

February 26-27, 2016

Washington University will host a national conference gathering Research I university peers. The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities and to create resources and models for use across higher education.


View the event program.