Community engagement isn’t just about helping others in the short term. It’s about working with and listening to communities to forge long-term relationships and develop meaningful solutions to complex problems. Community engagement at ACU builds collaboration between university and community to support the dignity and well-being of people in a manner that is sustainable and builds capacity on an individual and an organisational level. We place a particular focus on working with communities who have experienced disadvantage and marginalisation.
As part of ACU’s mission we’re committed to ensuring that all ACU students and staff have the opportunity to make a contribution to their community that is feasible and meaningful to them, and that meets community needs in a way that is valuable and respectful.
Community engagement at ACU
Community engagement at ACU is guided by five principles. These principles were developed in collaboration with the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy and are founded upon the Principles of Catholic Social Thought, and The Catholic Intellectual Tradition.