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Thank you to our 2019-20 Voting Engagement Roundtable!

Posted on: May 6th, 2020 by elpayseu

This year, the Office of Community Engagement convened interested students and campus partners around voting engagement. This group’s collective nonpartisan work has focused on boosting voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout to ensure that students have access to participation in the civic practice of voting.  These efforts led to the university’s acceptance into the Voter Friendly Campus Designation program with hopes of receiving the designation in 2021. Learn more on our voting website – vote.olemiss.edu.

Thank you to all of our student leaders, faculty, and staff partners who have been a part of moving this work forward and fulfilling our public mission!

Thank you to our 2019-20 COCE Members!

Posted on: May 5th, 2020 by elpayseu


The Council on Community Engagement (CoCE) has broad responsibility for advancing community-engaged research, learning, and service and engaged scholarship for the University of Mississippi (UM) on all its campuses and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. CoCE fulfills its purpose by recommending improvements in systems, structures, and support for community engagement and engaged scholarship, including: recognizing and rewarding the community-engaged activities of University faculty, staff, students, and collaborative partners; supporting the development of sustained collaborative partnerships between University scholars and the public and private sectors; developing systems to track and assess community engagement and engaged scholarship; and ensuring that community-engaged research, learning, and service and engaged scholarship are recognized and aligned with the University’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities. Members of CoCE represent different Colleges and Schools, departments, and other institutions on campus. UM’s mission is to transform lives, communities, and the world by providing opportunities for the people of Mississippi and beyond through excellence in learning, discovery, healthcare, and engagement.