Community

WHAT WE DO

Listen to the community

The primary role of Community Engagement is to listen to community members. UW–La Crosse strives to not only be a friendly neighbor, but also an intentional partner. We connect UWL experts to community members, collaborate on local events, and share university space, programming, and resources.

Increase access to campus

Whether you come to us or we come to you, we're committed to providing access to the university's grounds, resources, and experts. The Office of Community Engagement will work to facilitate your needs. We are constantly looking for new ways to remove barriers to the university.

Create connections

Community Engagement serves as the primary liaison between the university and community. To ensure UWL is engaged, we actively participate on many local committees and maintain close relationships with city and county offices. These experiences allow for collaborations that enhance student learning.

 

PARTNER WITH US IN THE CLASSROOM

 

2016

The UWL Community Engaged Learning Program prepares educated, engaged citizens who contribute to the public good.

 

ENGAGE WITH UWL

Business gathering

Local businesses help our community grow and thrive. Discover the many programs available at UWL to help your business reach the next level.

2018 UWL Neighbors Day

Area non-profits work tirelessly to serve our communities. UWL provides programs to help those organizations in their efforts to support our region.

2020 UWL Victory Garden

UWL is a proud member of the community. Find experts in areas, such as diversity and inclusion, political science, and social justice for collaboration.

2018 UWL Youth Camp

UWL offers programming options from enrichment, test preparation and sports clinics to multicultural and low-income post-secondary success programs.

Community Engagement Activities

About 1/2 of UWL faculty & staff shared their stories of serving the community. Here’s what we learned.

62,659

Staff & faculty
volunteer hours

1,000

Acts of service


34,856

Student volunteer hours

Nearly 700 unique orgs served

  • 364*Business, non-profit, civic
  • 192*Education related
  • 50*Faith based orgs
  • 49*Arts orgs
  • 42*Cultural/diversity orgs

375

Presentations
& lectures
given

We serve as experts
in the region

Contact us!

Lisa Klein, Community Engagement Coordinator

lklein@uwlax.edu

608-785-8153

Cleary Alumni & Friends Center, Room 104

sustaining excellence

UWL's Strategic Plan prioritizes Community Engagement as one of its four key pillars. UWL embraces community engagement as a key component to our teaching, scholarly and service mission.

Learn more about increasing community engagement