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Community Engagement

Building collaborative, rewarding relationships both on and off campus.

Community engagement facilitates the creativity and discovery that is essential to academic excellence. It also ensures that the University contributes to the vibrancy and sustainability of the communities that encompass it.

The Office of Community Engagement provides students, faculty and staff with authentic engagement opportunities that allow them to interact with the world around them.

Whether your goal is to partner with the University, conduct research, serve in the community or meet a curricular need, there are many opportunities to get involved and make a difference.

Featured Program: Thursday Morning Roundtable

This weekly civic engagement program features experts speaking on local, state and national issues of concern to the Central New York community. The Thursday morning meetings, held during the academic year, feature a presentation about an issue or topic of general interest. After each presentation, the speaker holds a question-and-answer session. WCNY-FM, 91.3, broadcasts the programs on the following Sundays at 8 p.m.

Syracuse University Home Buying Information Sessions

Syracuse University is partnering with Home HeadQuarters, Inc. to offer a series of Home Education Programs to provide information on buying a home, open positions at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse University enhanced mortgage program available to employees. Representatives from Home HeadQuarters, Inc. and the Syracuse University Office of Community Engagement, Office of Real Estate, and Human Resources will provide information to attendees.

Register today for the session of your choice with Home HeadQuarters.

  • Saturday, Jan. 28 | 9 a.m–noon
  • Saturday, Feb. 25 | 9 a.m.–noon
  • Wednesday, Mar. 29 | 5–8 p.m.

Thornden Park Chili Bowl Festival – Sunday, March 5

Join the Thornden Park Association for the Chili Bowl Festival on March 5 from noon-3 p.m. at the Thornden Park Fieldhouse (next to the football field). Festival goers will enjoy a vegan and meat chili menu by Chef Billy-Brendan Ginty and heated outdoor seating.

Exterior shot of the Warehouse.

Programs and Resources

We offer a multitude of programs for students, faculty, staff and community members alike. Find a program where you can get involved.

Office of Community Engagement Go Red Event mannequins wearing red gowns


Join the local and campus community by attending one of our sponsored events.

An image of an Office of Community Engagement event with partners


Strong collaborators—our partners both on and off campus—make our work possible. Find out who they are, what they do and how you can participate.

Living Here

The University offers ownership incentive programs, rental resources, transportation options and more to enhance the quality of life for residents.

Safety and Security

Syracuse University is committed to providing a safe environment for its students, staff and faculty.

Be a Good Neighbor

Find helpful information on housing codes, trash removal, parking, neighborhood organizations and more.