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Community Engagement

Community Service at Queens

We believe that an education should not just lead to a job but to an nderstanding of what it takes to be a responsible citizen -- in our communities and in the world at large. Our motto is "non ministrari sed ministrare," or "not to be served, but to serve." This motto shapes the everyday expectation and experience of all member of our campus: faculty, staff and students.

Our Mission
We strive to empower members of our community; students (traditional aged and nontraditional aged), faculty, staff and alumni to be authentically engaged citizens on campus, off campus, and throughout the world. We help bridge the academic and civic missions of the University to live out its motto, "Not to be served, but to serve" by:

Coordinating partnerships with local communities and community organizations with a specific emphasis on access, inclusion, equity and trust.   

  • Providing a resource center that connects students, faculty, staff and alumni with community needs to help bring about systemic change.
  • Coordinating and supporing a wide variety of civic engagement opportunities for students (traditional and non-traditional), faculty, staff and alumni including volunteering, community-based activism, and organizing for social change.
  • Encouraging the University community to document and regularly increase the size and scope of its involvement in civic engagement.

Active Involvement

Service isn't just our motto; it's who we are.

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Would you like Queens volunteers to assist at your next service opportunity? Please complete our Partnership Request Application.

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