Educate students on the value of public engagement and service.
Train students to become leaders in public service and positive "change agents" in their nations and communities.
Help students understand how academic research on civic engagement helps explain why people become engaged, how civic engagement organizations have adapted to changing conditions, the role of various social factors in civic engagement (income, education, religion, race, gender, etc.), and the effects of civic engagement on individuals and organizations.
Provide models for public engagement and service among faculty, fellow students, and campus visitors with experience and expertise in various facets of civic engagement.