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Civic Engagement

We are civically engaged 

The mission and guiding principles of Florida Gulf Coast University include commitments to campus-community partnerships, co-curricular service, service-learning, civic responsibility, engaged citizenship, and community awareness and involvement. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Integrated Studies offer a variety of courses that include service-learning embedded in coursework and student learning goals and educational outcomes.

Our Civic Engagement Faculty

Learn more about some of our wonderful faculty teaching Civic Engagement and how you can get involved.

Roberto Garcia
Roberto Garcia 

As an adjunct instructor teaching Foundations of Civic Engagement, Roberto Garcia values the experience of having a class comprised of students from different majors, and has seen how Civic Engagement Projects benefit from integrating different disciplines.

Courtney Satkoski
Courtney Satkoski

My vision as an educator is simple: for students to graduate as conscious, productive, and civically engaged citizens who aren’t seekers of degrees but, instead, seekers of meaningful lives deeply invested in the health of their campus and community.

Miles Mancini
Miles Mancini

Miles Mancini, coordinator of Foundations of Civic Engagement, enjoys teaching the course because of the integrated nature of the coursework and the ongoing development of the relationship between students and their surrounding community. “I love seeing the impactful projects that community partners and our students develop in a semester.”

Want to know more about Civic Engagement?  

  • What is Civic Engagement?

  • What is Service-learning? 

  • Skills you will gain: