What is engaged learning?

Utah Valley University is a teaching institution with a unique focus on "engaged learning," or the combination of traditional academic and hands-on education. This mode of teaching goes back to UVU's roots as a vocational school at its inception during World War II and persists today across the institution's full array of university-level programs.

In 2008, the prestigious Carnegie Foundation classified UVU as a "community engaged" institution. This elective classification reflects UVU's curricular emphasis on engaged learning and longstanding role as a community problem-solver.

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Use the Institute of Professional Engagement to expand your education beyond the classroom.

Watch short videos about engaged learning at UVU.

Apply for funding for your engaged learning project through Grants for Engaged Learning.

Help us address community issues through the Civic Engagement Strategy.

Attend an event that will enrich your educational experience. The University Forum keeps a list.