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The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) Mission

The Office of Community 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’ community engagement and professional development through mentoring, training, and educational co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities.
Projects include: Conference Delegations, Student Leadership Retreats, Service Leader Training, Social Justice Dialogs, and 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 information, contact us! Dr. Amy Elliott, Director of the Office of Community Engagement, or 740.376.4561. Feel free to drop by the Office of Community 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.