Mission & Vision


The Mission of the Stockton Center for Community Engagement is to:

  1. promote the ideals of public service and social responsibility by fostering community-based experiential learning and civic engagement for students, faculty and staff.
  2. facilitate training, research and educational enrichment through collaborative efforts with campus groups, as well as local, state and regional community organizations and government agencies, and
  3. cultivate connections between scholarship and the public interest.



The Stockton Center for Community Engagement promotes university and community efforts to serve the public good.


What is the SCCE?

The SCCE co-sponsors programs in the community, opens doors and creates connections for new and improved collaborations, maximizes resources to maintain and establish mutually beneficial relationships with the community, and assists our internal and external partners with research activities to deepen the scholarship of engagement.


Community Engagement is Important to Stockton

Community engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

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.”