Diversity and Community Engagement
The University of Mississippi

Thank you to our 2019-20 COCE Members!


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.