At FIU's Office of Engagement, we deepen the bond shared by the university and our region, enabling collaborative initiatives that change lives and solve problems around the globe. The Office responds to both internal and external community needs by being at the frontlines in supporting the university community during times of need; supporting fellow anchor institutions like local municipal partners, economic development agencies, and local chambers; and managing partnerships and collaboratives like Life Sciences South Florida, the Talent Development Network, and corporate partnerships with Royal Caribbean, MITRE, and local health systems. Working with units and colleges across the university, the Office also connects university-wide programs and projects to community partners and local collaboratives for new opportunities amongst our FIU and local communities.
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FIU's Commitment to Community
FIU's commitment to our community was sparked the minute that FIU was born. In 1972, FIU opened its doors to the largest, first-day enrollment in the history of American higher education – a resounding sign of the crucial need for a public university in Miami.
Below, find published editorials and university-wide programs from the Office of the Provost and the Office of the President that highlight our FIU's commitment to community engagement and the significant role that engaging the community plays in achieving our university's mission.
Our Community Engagement Recognitions
- 2020Classified as a Community Engaged University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
- 2019 Gulf South Summit Outstanding Service-Learning Collaboration in Higher Education for City of Miami Beach Partnership
- 2018Innovation and Economic Prosperity University - Association of Public and Land-grant Universities