Our Mission

The Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) serves as a bridge between campus resources and community needs, maintaining an active dialogue and partnership between Marietta College and local organizations. Through this work, OCE empowers students to be active leaders in their communities, promotes critical thinking about social justice issues, and develops citizens commit­ted to a lifetime of public service.

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OCE connects students, classes, athletic teams, and student groups to service opportunities in the local community—maintaining a network of community partners and nonprofit organizations that host stu­dent volunteers.
Projects include: Make a Difference Day of Service and MLKJ Day of Service, Individual Service Placements, Team and Or­ganizational Service Projects

Service Learning

OCE facilitates campus-community engagement, with a focus on developing service-learning and long-term community partnerships. We help community members, organizations, faculty and staff work together to co-create knowledge and engage in hands-on work that both enriches the educational experience and also supports positive, sustainable commu­nity development, locally, nationally, and globally.
Projects include: Next Gen Board Leadership Program, Alternative Breaks, Internships and Community Scholarship Proj­ects, Academic Service Learning Courses

Leadership Development

OCE develops and implements campus-based programming that supports MC students’ civic engagement through men­toring, training, and educational co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities.
Projects include: Conference Delegations, Student Leadership Retreats, Service  Leader Training, Social Justice Dialogs, Election Outreach

Community Outreach

OCE works directly with community-based organizations, schools, and funders to build and sustain outreach projects that serve the common good, as well as provide volunteer and experiential education opportunities for students.
Projects Include: Hunger Solutions, Nonprofits LEAD and NextGen, Empty Bowls

Contact Information

For more infomration contact us! Director of Civic Engagement Maribeth Saleem-Tanner at ms010@marietta.edu or 740.376.4561, or drop by the Office of Civic Engagement in the McDonough Center Room 204 to speak with one of our staff members. You can also follow updates on facebook or instagram: @OCEMarietta.

Upcoming Civic Engagement Programs

Download the Fall 2020 Program Schedule (PDF)

August 24th-September 30th: Voter Registration Workshops

Registration forms and drop boxes throughout campus starting August 24th .Zoom and In-Person registration workshops. Faculty, sign up here to host a registration workshop in your class
Deadline to Register in Ohio is October 5th.

September 1st-21st: 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

A three-week series of events, resources, and activities to increase awareness. Open to all, join any time. Register using this form.

September 12th: Socially Distanced Service Project

More info coming soon

September 21st: Zoom Discussion Group Series – Critical Service Learning, Session 1

Open to faculty, staff, students, Community Partners
Register using this form.

September 22nd : National Voter Registration Day

Registration on the mall and dining locations throughout campus

September 29th: Presidential Debate Watch Party/live chat

More info coming soon