Australian Catholic University's Mission Statement compels it to make a contribution to local, national and international communities guided by a concern for justice and equity and a commitment to serving the common good.
The University values community engagement as:
a key means of enhancing the dignity and wellbeing of people and communities, especially those most marginalised or disadvantaged
integral to its teaching, learning and research
a way to promote social inclusion and cohesion through engaged citizenship.
It is critical for Australia to seek ways to connect the disconnected and marginalised citizens among us. Universities, as public sites for education and research, have a pivotal role to play in this regard.
To find out more about ACU's community engagement values, principles and benefits you can download our explanatory PDFs: