The Office of Civic Engagement

The University of Chicago is made stronger by the vitality of its environment. As part of this great center for education, research, and innovation on the mid-South Side, the Office of Civic Engagement partners in and around Chicago to improve the community’s well being.

The world is growing increasingly more urbanized, turning urban problems into global problems. As a global research university in a major city, the University has an opportunity—and an obligation—to help understand urban problems, and to advance solutions with local benefits and global impact.

The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact will raise $70 million to support initiatives through the Office of Civic Engagement.