Community Engagement Center

Community Engagement Center

Announcement: VITA Tax Clinic

The VITA Clinic will be held at the Community Engagement Center on WEDNESDAYS ONLY from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm through April 10, 2024. Free tax preparation service is provided. Photo identification and social security cards are required.  


Unparalleled resources for successful meetings and events to help move our community forward.  Nearly 11,000 sq ft of newly renovated space available for meetings for groups of 2 to >200. See our rooms and make a reservation now!


The University of Wisconsin‐Whitewater Community Engagement Center’s Mission, in keeping with the Wisconsin Idea manifests the general principle: that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom by promoting and coordinating services, learning opportunities, and innovation for communities that are historically underserved. Synonymous with Wisconsin for more than a century, this “Idea” has become the guiding philosophy of university outreach efforts in Wisconsin and throughout the world.

The UW‐Whitewater Community Engagement Center is a one‐of‐a‐kind place, designed to combine great ideas and organizations with the boundless energy of the UW‐Whitewater campus. Every day , in our meeting rooms, hallways, and offices, people build mutually beneficial collaborations and find creative ways to make a difference in our community.

Core Principles

The Community Engagement Center builds on the university’s long history of community involvement and service by working with community partners to:

  • Support collaborative university‐community partnerships built on trust and reciprocity
  • Ensure the university is responsive to and positively impacts the surrounding community
  • Ensure that community engagement remains central to the University’s core academic mission
  • Serve as a catalyst to create new opportunities for student success

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