NCCU Office of Community Engagement and Service

Our office develops and engages community partnerships and opportunities for service experiences (e.g., direct service, faculty-led alternative break experiences, global service and service-learning courses) for NCCU students, faculty and staff.

NCCU Office of Community Engagement and Service (OCES) recognizes that the development of student leaders starts with student engagement and the fulfillment of service.  OCES has a diverse and unique listing of virtual and in-person service opportunities to engage students in fulfilling their academic service requirements.


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Areas of Service

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Every undergraduate first-degree, re-admitted and transfer student is required to do 15 hours of community service each semester while enrolled full-time.

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Community-based choices such as unpaid internships, clinical experiences and practicums are included in the curricula through courses, as are community-engaged options incorporating faculty-approved activities.

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NCCU's Civic Engagement Working Group (CEWG) is a student-led initiative that has the backing of the community, teachers, staff and alumni.

Student Conduct and Community Standards

The NCCU Office of Community Engagement and Service (OCES) partners with community-based organizations such as nonprofits, public agencies from multiple industries and service-learning sites to support the growth and development of our students on and beyond the nest.

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Veterans who are currently enrolled at NCCU and who have served their country honorably in the military will get 60 hours of credit toward the 120 hours of community service that are necessary.

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The Office of Community Engagement and Service hosts virtual workshops for students, faculty, staff, and community partners to inform our stakeholders of the various community and civic engagement opportunities available. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.


Students (Fall 2023/Spring 2024)


Hours per Student (Fall 2023/Spring 2024)


Service Hours Completed (Fall 2023/Spring 2024)

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Without service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.

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Herbert, Calleen


Community Engagement and Service

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Long, Tia R.

Administrative Support

Community Engagement and Service

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Messick, Ruby S

Assistant Director - Partner Engagement

Community Engagement and Service

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Nursing Building, 3rd Floor
GPS Address: 1402 S. Alston Avenue

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NCCU Office of Community Engagement and Service
1801 Fayetteville Street
Nursing Building, 3rd Floor
Durham, NC 27707