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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.

Latest News

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Can We Fix it? Yes we CAN!

November 9, 2023

FSC students participate in Canstruction competition to address food insecurity on Long Island.

photo of canstruction project display

FSC Hosts Actor and Social Justice Advocate on Inaugural Day of Service

April 27, 2023

FSC Hosts Actor and Social Justice Advocate on Inaugural Day of Service

Day of Service Event 2023


Group of people at 2023 day of service

Office of Community and Civic Engagement

Community Service Tracker Form

Please utilize this form to document your volunteer or community engagement efforts. Your input will assist the Nexus Center Office of Community and Civic Engagement in collecting vital data on a campus-wide scale and support our application for the Carnegie Community Engagement Re-Classification Distinction.

Your name and email address will be part of your form submission.

Office of Community and Civic Engagement Events

Name Date Time Location
Super Tuesday: Dismantling Misinformation in Politics 3/5/24 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM Campus Center
2024 STEM DIVERSITY SUMMIT 3/14/24 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Nold Athletic Complex
Diversity in STEM Summit 3/14/24 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Campus Center
NCBWLI 2024 Women and Girls Conference: Embracing Innovation in the 21st Century 3/16/24 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Campus Center
IGNITE Symposium 3/29/24 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Campus Center, Campus Ballrooms A &B
Last Modified 2/15/24