Since our founding in 1934, Jacksonville University has a long tradition of community service. During the 2016-17 school year, the Jacksonville University community provided over 30,000 volunteer hours with an economic impact of over $700,000 (based on the nationally accepted value of $23.07 per volunteer hour). Jacksonville University also provided over $150k in support to charitable organizations through sponsorships and donations in that year alone.
Statement of Social Responsibility
Jacksonville University will be a strong and committed partner for the people and stakeholders of our community. As a leading academic institution, we have a responsibility to give back to the community through an investment of time and resources. We are proud to be part of a Jacksonville community that values service to others and has one of the highest volunteer rates in the country. Our relationship and focus will continually evolve to ensure we are providing value to the community.
About the Center for Community Engagement
The Jacksonville University Center for Community Engagement (CCE) was created to serve as the lead for the University’s community outreach. The CCE connects our University and the community through service. The CCE works with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners to make a meaningful impact on our community while helping all Dolphins learn to serve, and serve to learn.
Jacksonville University thanks the University of Cincinnati for their assistance in establishing the Center for Community Engagement by sharing their experience and expertise.