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Goal Three

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Engage with local and global communities through exemplary leadership and service to promote community well-being, economic growth, and social justice.

Southern will make meaningful and measurable differences in regional, state, national, and international communities through innovative partnerships, academic programs, and experiences. A strong and continued commitment to social justice and service for the public good remains a top priority. Honoring its mission as a public university, Southern is committed to enhancing the educational, political, environmental, economic, and health needs in the state of Connecticut and beyond.


a.    Become a recognized leader for best practices in supporting a culture of and infrastructure for local and global community engagement.

b.    Develop and implement measures to determine the scope and effectiveness of SCSU’s community engagement to inform the development of future initiatives.

c.    Develop innovative and comprehensive programs to cultivate a strong transition from student to alumnus(a) and create a culture of engaged alumni.

d.    Define, assess, and promote SCSU’s impact on the economy of the state of Connecticut.

e.    Identify and assess the impact of SCSU’s service activities on members of the campus communities.

f.    Leverage athletics, the arts, and other university events for increased visibility and engagement with alumni, the university, and regional communities.



Maria Diamantis (MAT, Faculty Senate President)
Tracy Tyree (VP of Student Affairs)


Mary Pat Caputo (Administrative Senate)
Jonathan Wharton (Faculty, A&S)
Hailey George (Student, Graduate)
Wafeek Abdelsayed (Faculty Senate)