Community-engaged scholars seek active partnerships between the university and the community as a way to generate and apply mutually beneficial and socially useful knowledge and practices. At CU Boulder, our official campus definition treats the term "outreach and engagement" as a synonym for community-engaged scholarship. The practice of community-engaged scholarship includes teaching, research, or creative work. 

CU Boulder's Office for Outreach and Engagement facilitates community-engaged scholarship. Our approach to the work is rooted in equitable relationships and invested in diverse interests, perspectives and needs, as the means for producing reciprocal relationships of trust and mutually beneficial outcomes.