The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been nationally recognized for its outstanding commitment to community engagement, including:
- obtaining Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for engagement in teaching, research, and service
- being recognized by President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, recognized in three categories: General Community Service, Education, and Economic Opportunity
- continuing to participate in the NASPA Lead Initiative, recognizes universities and colleges for commitment to civic learning and democratic engagement.
The Office of Community Engagement is committed to insuring that the engagement activities of the university faculty, staff, students, and community partners are supported, recognized, and rewarded.