Community Engagement integrates service to the greater community with classroom instruction, connects service to academic content, and encourages personal reflection. Community Engagement also supports a number of programs allowing students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other Centenary community members to perform meaningful service throughout the local and global community.


About Community Engagement

The purpose of Community Engagement:

  • To provide Centenary students with an opportunity to make the community their classroom.

  • To transform and expand our students' understanding of their role in the community.

  • To encourage civic engagement and responsibility among the Centenary community.


Community Engagement at Centenary includes:

  • Supporting Service-Learning Courses

  • Orientation Service Day
  • MLK Service Day

  • The BIG Event


“Serving the community isn't about the hours or the resume, not even the reputation you build from it. Serving is about building trust, creating connections, constructing paths that lead to a better tomorrow,--but most importantly, it's about learning and growth. During my experiences, I've grown through the sweat of the labor and learned to heal through the tenderhearted conversations.”

– Reginald A. Porter II '21

The BIG Event

The BiG Event is a campus-wide day of service, where students,faculty, and staff go out into the surrounding Highland neighborhood to better the community we share

MLK Service Day

Each year, the Diversity Committee in conjunction with the Office of Community Engagement will celebrate the legacy and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a day of service.

Community Partners

Centenary partners with many organizations throughout the community to make a difference with in our community.

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