Our Mission

The Eigel Center supports collaborative community-based learning experiences that prepare our graduates for a world that is increasingly diverse, complex, and interdependent. Leveraging engaged faculty and community assets, the Center guides the development and integration of meaningful immersive and service-learning courses that bridge classrooms to communities and provide a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources.

Our Priorities

  • Build and foster external partnerships that extend Xavier's academic footprint into the community.
  • Work with Programs and Academic Departments to design and support curriculum that integrates community-engaged learning into faculty teaching and research.
  • Act as a primary resource in advancing and coordinating institutional resources that support community-engaged learning for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Direct the Community Engaged Fellows Scholarship Program.
  • Support the promotion and growth of Engaged Learning into all areas of Xavier's academic endeavors including all components of the Road Through Xavier.


Click here to learn more about opportunities to incorporate community-engaged learning into your Xavier experience. 
Click here to learn more about integrating community-engaged learning into your teaching and scholarship.


Building A Community 

The Eigel Center continues its leadership role in advancing collaboration and communication between our faculty, students and campus with the community at large through engaging learning opportunities.  Service-learning is a mutually beneficial exchange that addresses community needs, usually through a nonprofit's work in the community, and provides a learning opportunity through an existing course.  

If you are a community partner, please contact us for more information.