What is Community Engagement at BSU all about?
The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching, and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues, and contribute to the public good.
The community engagement council (CEC) at BSU is a faculty, staff, and community member organization that answers directly to the University President.
Statement from BSU Community Engagement Council:
We are aware of the pain caused in our communities and the larger society that has resulted from the death of George Floyd. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of George Floyd and to all who experience marginalization and oppression. As we work to create community connection and support the larger region, know that as a Community Engagement Council and as members of the BSU community, we stand against all forms of racism and intolerance and for the creation of a just and peaceful society. In the spirit of President Hensrud’s statement to the BSU campus community, please know that we will strive to continue our connections with a clear focus on creating a culture of civility and respect, and with a focus on developing community engagements that help us establish deeper and more understanding relationships with each other.