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Office of Community and Civic Engagement

Developing The Next Generation of Leaders

Farmingdale State College Office of Community and Civic Engagement (OCCE), is an institutional-wide initiative that fosters campus-community collaboration by engaging the university’s academic resources in the enrichment of civic and community life. The OCCE under the umbrella of the Nexus Center for Applied Learning and Career Development aims to foster and develop the next generation of community leaders. The OCCE supports community engagement efforts through a range of activities that promote social action, faculty scholarship and service, student leadership and community partnerships. Institutions of education lead best at the intersection of engaged scholarship, student development and community impact. Our opportunities for community and civic engagement inspires students, faculty and staff to increase and maintain a lifelong commitment to public service and advocacy.

Nationally Recognized Commitment

In 2020, Farmingdale State College was one of only 119 higher education institutions to receive the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement, an elective designation indicating institutional commitment to community engagement given by the Carnegie Foundation.

With the classification, Farmingdale is the only SUNY school on Long Island, and one of only two academic institutions on the Island to hold such designation. Farmingdale is one of nine SUNY schools to currently hold this distinction. The designation marks FSC's exemplary commitment to incorporating community engagement throughout its teaching, research, and co-curricular programming. Learn more about our Carnegie Foundation Distinction.


Office of Community and Civic Engagement Events

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Last Modified 9/5/23