Center for Community Engagement


We demonstrate and proclaim the Gospel by equipping our students for a lifetime of Christ-like, justice-minded service and by building strong connections between the campus and community to address complex social problems.


To achieve our mission, we…

  1. 集成 academic growth and community service through our scholarship programs
  2. 合作 with community-engaged faculty and staff on service learning, community-based research and community engagement programming
  3. 支持 our students’ professional, emotional, spiritual and moral growth
  4. 构建 strong partnerships within our local community and 地区
  5. 促进 opportunities to volunteer and gain local knowledge
  6. 促进 honest dialogue about (and spread awareness of) issues of oppression and social injustice in our local community, 地区, nation and world
  7. 强调 recruitment of, support for and advocacy alongside students from low-income, first-generation, marginalized and otherwise vulnerable populations
  8. 参与 in our democracy through voter education, issue-based learning and public policy research

In all of our efforts, we strive to help Carson-Newman University achieve our larger institutional mission “as Christian educators to help our students become educated citizens and worldwide servant-leaders” and realize our vision to become “the Christian liberal arts based university of choice in the Southeast for education and service.”


Deciding every day to live as a network of people who come together as one to love, empower and advocate for one another.
Psalm 133, Isaiah 11:2, 2 Corinthians 5:16-17, Galatians 6:2, Ephesians 3:14-21 & 1 John 4:7-12

认识到, accepting and celebrating our differences as the power that makes each of us unique and creative.
Acts 8:26-40, 徒十, 1 Corinthians 12 & 罗马书12

Seeking to understand others and holding space in order to listen to other people’s stories
Mark 7:24-30, Luke 10:25-37, John 8:1-11 & 徒十

Practicing the ability to show up as your full self and be honest.
Psalm 139, 2 Corinthians 8 & 12:7-10

Showing dignity and consideration toward others while learning how to build appropriate boundaries in different settings and contexts.
Matthew 7:1-12, 罗马书12, Philippians 2 & 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

Welcoming all peaceful visitors, guests and newcomers with our warmth and our attention, offering them refreshment and ensuring they are safe and reasonably comfortable.
Leviticus 19:33-34, Matthew 25, Luke 14:7-14 & 希伯来书13:2


Courtenay Folk

Director, Center for Community Engagement