What we do

UConn Hartford's Advocacy & Community Engagement team works to collaboratively support student success and community goals. Our office is an access point for enhancing our university values of social justice advocacy, community engagement, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We actualize our values by four approaches: sharing institutional resources, convening conversations around social responsibility, supporting community partners, and cultivating student leadership and activism. Advocating for a just community requires that we be proximate and responsive to the unfavorable conditions of our shared reality, to engage together, and to re-imagine and co-create a more just future for all.

News & Events

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USG Helps Build a Home in Hartford’s North End

On April 8th, 2022, five members of the UConn Hartford Undergraduate Student Government (USG) partnered with Habitat for Humanity of North Central Connecticut (Habitat) to help build a new construction home in Hartford’s North End that will welcome a mother and her young child by the month’s end. With hammers, power drills, and paintbrushes in […]

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Conference on Anti-Racism to be Held at UConn Hartford

April 1, 2022 | Mike Enright ’88 (CLAS), University Communications A two-day conference on “Anti-Racism in Education and the Community” will take place on Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 at UConn Hartford and is open to all UConn faculty, staff, students and community partners. The two days of presentations and speakers will be highlighted by […]

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Students design, produce air filter boxes to donate to library

UCONN HARTFORD – Thirty-one students in Professor Adrian Weidmann’s ENGR 1166 (Foundations of Engineering) class designed a total of six air filter systems and donated them all to UConn Hartford community partner – and neighbor – the Hartford Public Library. The project was undertaken in conjunction with the Storrs and Avery Point campuses and all […]

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