Engaged global citizens creating a better world together
To prepare and inspire students, faculty, staff and community partners to work together to solve the world’s most difficult problems
respect and empathy
collaboration and reciprocity
creativity and experimentation
difference and diversity
reflection and growth
multiple forms of knowledge
Advance Engaged Cornell
OEI stewards Engaged Cornell, the ethos fueling the advancement of Cornell’s mission through community-engaged discovery and learning.
Cultivate collaborative partnerships
OEI helps faculty, students, staff and partners establish and nourish mutually beneficial collaborations.
Promote high-impact teaching and learning
Staff in OEI work with faculty to integrate community engagement into courses to achieve rigorous student learning outcomes.
Support robust scholarship
Disciplinary knowledge can be advanced through community engagement. OEI works with faculty and their undergraduates and with graduate students to enhance research.
Develop global citizen leaders
OEI student programming cultivates engaged leadership skills and student agency that undergraduates can carry with them as they look to their next stage in life — in the workplace and in public life.
Champion a culture of community engagement
OEI strengthens community engagement through continuous examination of its impact on communities, Cornell and higher education.