Our Mission

Our collective work is grounded in concepts of equity and justice, and we recognize the inherent dignity and worth of all individuals who constitute our intertwined communities. We value deep partnership with community organizations/schools and members and envision our work as co-created with multiple constituencies.

With philosophical rooting in concepts of equity and justice, the Office of Community Engagement engages students, employees and local communities through partnerships intended to catalyze personal, institutional, and community change.

Our Goals

The Office of Community Engagement strives to:

  • Connect Muhlenberg and Allentown communities in meaningful, deep partnerships aimed at creating positive, inclusive change
  • Facilitate individual understanding of social identities, civic engagement and communities
  • Enhance our communities’ ability and desire to critically analyze, learn, and dialogue about important social justice issues
  • Work toward dismantling systemic barriers to equitable lived experiences

Narratives of Change

2018-2019 Carnegie Stats

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  • 21

    Community Engaged Courses

  • 9

    Departments represented by Community Engaged Courses

  • 221

    Students participating in Community Engaged Courses

Logo In their words, Summer 2020


  • Putting Sustainability Into Practice

    Two seniors are partnering with the cities of Allentown and Easton to compile greenhouse gas inventories and shape future climate action.

  • Community Engagement Goes Remote

    While learning online himself this fall, Mike Albdewi ’22 made a daily commitment to help students from Allentown’s Roosevelt Elementary with reading and math via Zoom.

  • A Virtual Success

    The Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, in an effort coordinated by Philanthropy Chair Sophie Capobianco ’22, sent hundreds of winter coats, pairs of gloves and sets of headphones to students at an Allentown elementary school.

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