About Our Office

Our Mission and Vision

We work with students, faculty, staff, community partners, and alumni to forge and facilitate common efforts that address the most pressing challenges of our time.

We envision Oberlin College, in partnership with the community, will empower students to become creative leaders, support nonprofit organizations in addressing community-identified needs, and inspire academic innovation and interdisciplinary problem solving.

As a result of our deliberate efforts to educate and engage our community, we are one of 361 institutions that has been awarded the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for excellence in civic engagement.

Oberlin also has been recognized nationally on the President's Higher Education Community Services Honor Roll with Distinction in the Interfaith Community Service category and secured a place on the Honor Roll in both the General Community Service and Education categories.