The Department of Urban Affairs and Geography and the Center for Urban and Public Affairs build knowledge and capacity in individuals and organizations for creative problem solving to benefit communities, governments, and nonprofit agencies in the region and beyond.
Liberal Arts offers many opportunities to earn Service Learning credits. These special course opportunities structure college program credits around involvement with community agencies or groups, partnerships that provide hands-on learning experiences within a community service context.
The COLA Dean’s Leadership Board is made up of college alumni, retired faculty, or other community leaders wishing to promote the needs of the college and serve as an advisor to the Dean. Additionally, board members contribute financially to support a variety of college priorities including outstanding faculty awards and student scholarships.