The UNE Office of Citizenship and Civic Engagement (OCCE), established in 1999, develops community engagement opportunities for UNE students on campus, in the community and around the globe. The OCCE collaborates with other UNE offices and community partners throughout the year to support student civic engagement.
The OCCE maintains a database of more than 700 community organizations where our students have provided volunteer hours. These organizations serve a wide range of populations including children, the elderly, the homeless, victims of domestic violence, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
UNE students have also volunteered with organizations that provide low-cost health care, protect and sustain the environment, protect animals, and build homes for deserving families.
The OCCE also coordinates tutoring and mentoring programs, as well as a college aspirations program, which serve the local public school systems while providing UNE students valuable opportunities to engage with local communities around the University.