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.

The Office of Civic Engagement offers:

  • Volunteering
    OCE works with student organizations, academic classes, athletic teams, and individuals to help connect them to service opportunities in the local community—maintaining an active network of community partner organizations that host stu­dent volunteers on both an individual basis and for group projects.
    Projects include: Make a Difference Day and Campus Wide Days of Service, Individual Service Placements, Team and Or­ganizational Service Projects, LHK Food Educators
  • Experiential Education and 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: Alternative Breaks, Next Gen Board Leadership Program, 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 Site Leader Training, Social Justice Dialogs, Election Outreach, Lunch and Learns
  • 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/Live Healthy Kids, Nonprofits LEAD

Contact us: If you are looking to become involved in service during your college experience, please contact 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: @OCEMarietta