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The Office of Outreach and Engagement helps Iowa communities and organizations harness the capacity of the University of Iowa's faculty, staff, and students.  We build connections and foster mutually beneficial relationships between our campus and people across the state. Community engagement work strengthens teaching, learning, and research while transforming communities and improving quality of life for all Iowans. 

Our Impact:
92
OF IOWA'S 99 COUNTIES BENEFIT FROM OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT WORK
Iowa Students Complete
50,000+
HOURS OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS EACH YEAR
95%
OF STUDENTS WORKING ON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SAY IT IMPROVED THEIR CAREER SKILLS

Faculty Partner

Megan Gilster
"The Office of Outreach and Engagement is a wonderful resource to improve teaching and research in ways that benefit both students and community organizations."

Megan E. Gilster, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work