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Institute for Community Engagement (ICE)
What is ICE? Check out the ICE Director as she gives a quick snapshot of the innovative ICE program at Peru State!



The ICE Mission:


To foster a greater understanding of the leadership role students can play in community development by creating opportunities for students to engage with society and apply what they have learned in meaningful ways.


ICE is responsible for coordinating relevant learning experiences that are integrated with the college’s academic programs.  Projects and courses are designed to make an impact at the community level, broadly defined in terms of scope and location (campus, local, regional, abroad).  ICE works with students, faculty, and communities to create opportunities for students which allow them to develop and apply their leadership, critical thinking, project management and communication skills.


The Institute for Community Engagement will:

  • Develop and manage a field experience program with opportunities for international travel.
  • Offer the Community Development courses as an option satisfying the interdisciplinary requirement in the college’s general studies program and support engagement enhancement for other courses.
  • Review proposals for and supervise individual independent study projects related to the institute’s mission.
  • Supervise student involvement in academic service learning, research and other engagement projects.
  • Act as a focal point to identify, develop and maintain extra- and intra-institutional partnerships and student engagement projects covering general interests across the disciplines of study.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty members and other professionals to leverage their talents and support emerging educational and related research initiatives by providing resources, expertise or administrative support.