UD Engage


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Our job is not done until our ideas, our expertise, and our students are given the opportunity to make a significant difference in the world. To succeed, we must assure that the University's innovation, excitement, and accomplishments are publicly known throughout Delaware, academia, and across the nation and the world. (Path to Prominence)

Community engagement makes a significant impact on students, faculty and communities. Presentations, publications, grant funding and community impact statistics demonstrate the many ways UD makes a difference. A recent study, conducted by Professors Kenneth Lewis and William Latham examined the economic impact of service learning and volunteerism. They found that community engagement yields significant measurable benefits to the nation, including:

  • More than $6.7 million in annual goods and services
  • More than $1.4 million in free labor
  • Estimated millions in increased lifetime earnings for students who participate in service learning

Read the UDaily article about the economic impact of service learning and volunteerism.