Department of Civic Education

A group of students standing in front of the boys and girls club after volunteering.
 A group of students standing outside a New Life Mission altering helping to serve lunch.
 Students filling backpacks with school supplies.

Center for Social Impact


Develop students as engaged citizens through transformative academic and co-curricular experiences that connect, inspire and challenge them to make a positive social impact.


Miami University Regionals graduates are a leading force for building inclusive, economically-secure and healthy communities with opportunities for everyone to flourish.

The Center for Social Impact’s foundation is built upon three pillars- Active Citizenship, Community-Based Learning, and Regional Stewardship.

Active Citizenship

Miami University Regionals is committed to building a culture of engagement on campus and in surrounding communities by fostering transformation through volunteerism, philanthropic initiatives, and democratic engagement. Through this, individuals develop insights, ideas and relationships that enable them to change the lives of those who live in their neighborhoods and nations for the better.

Current programs include- voter registration, debate series, Democracy Wall in Hamilton and Middletown, Citizenship & Democracy Week, Constitution Day, National Voter Registration Day, ComMUnity Connect, Days of Service, drives and collections, Alternative Spring Break and Stay-cation, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month, Presidential Service Award.

Community-Based Learning

Through community-driven experiential learning, our students cultivate their skills, scholarship, and passion to develop high-impact approaches to understand and address complex societal problems. Faculty across disciplines integrate rigorous coursework with real-world experience. Though projects and partnerships vary, all courses-

  • Engage a community partner to critically examine a social problem or societal need
  • Integrate course objectives and community-based experiences
  • Produce reciprocal benefits for students, faculty, and community partners

Current programs include- service-learning designation, Service Partnership Institute, UNV 101 lessons, ComMUnity Connect

Regional Stewardship

Miami University Regionals was created by the people for the people. Because of this, we have a rich history of commitment to Hamilton, Middletown, and more broadly, Butler County. Our leadership has embedded a regional orientation into daily campus life in various ways. On behalf of Miami University Regionals, the Center for Social Impact is committed to enhancing and deepening community relationships to create a more vital, viable, and engaged Butler County.

Current programs include-Downtown Center, ComMUnity Connect, Volunteer Fair, Days of Service, MUR spotlight series

Contact Us

Hamilton Campus: Mosler Hall, 105
Middletown Campus: Verity Lodge
Miami University Hamilton Downtown:
221 High Street, Hamilton OH 45011