University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Us

Building relationships, making connections

The Office of Community Engagement, located within Academic Affairs, serves as a bridge to connect campus-wide community engagement efforts. Our mission is to build mutually beneficial relationships and collaborations between UNMC and the communities it serves.

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Spotlight on Change-Makers

Read stories about some of the faculty, staff and students making a difference through their engagement activities.

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About Our Office

The Office of Community Engagement works to create a brighter future where the power of academia meets the power of community.

Faculty & Staff Engagement

Our faculty and staff from across colleges and campuses maintain a strong commitment to the Nebraska community. Based on results from our 2022 survey:


participate in community outreach and community service activities


serve on a board or advisory group for a community partner or organization outside of UNMC


teach, instruct or mentor students in one of UNMC’s service learning activities

We're designated as a Community Engaged Campus

Through the efforts of a dedicated interprofessional team of faculty and staff, UNMC is designated a Community Engaged Campus by the Carnegie Foundation, one of four medical schools and the first health professions university in the nation to be so designated.

Learn About the Designation

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