Explore the Tour
The UNC Asheville “Explore the Tour” is not your typical college campus visit!
UNC Asheville is proud to join Appalachian State University on its Gear Up program
Teacher Professional Development
UNCA offers teacher training and professional development seminars
Celebrate Middle School Success
Celebrate Middle School Success recognizes students for their artistic talent and creativity
Community Connectors Award
Community Connectors are recognized for deep, mutually beneficial & reciprocal civic engagement
The UNC Asheville Office for School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships is your one-stop resource to a wide-range of outreach activities and services available to schools, communities, and other partners. Our “School and Civic Engagement Directory” showcases the most up-to-date programs, partnerships and activities, exhibitions, and summer camps that the University of North Carolina Asheville offers as evidence of its firm commitment to the Western North Carolina (WNC) region. In this directory you will find a breadth of information spanning from services to local schools, such as teacher professional development to improve teacher retention and student outcomes, Service-Learning activities designed to meet the needs of community partners, to pre-college outreach to foster a college going ideology in our region to name but a few. The University identifies ways to deepen its engagement with the local region as demonstrated by its ability to integrate the use of civic and academic engagement in partnership with local communities and schools as well as work strategically with local, state, and federal government and others to address complicated societal concerns. Our research, scholarship, and expertise, along with our commitment to heightening the importance of social and civic responsibility among our faculty, staff and students helps to fuel engaged inquiry in an evolving and increasing complex global society.
The University enjoys a celebrated status in higher education’s national arena given its unique ability to commingle its top-notch interdisciplinary approach, intentional student-focused interaction with award-winning, dedicated and passionate faculty who offer nothing less than an unforgettable experience in the liberal arts; and a lifelong trajectory of endless personal and professional career possibilities. We are committed to advancing the University’s mission of “seek[ing] and serv[ing] North Carolina’s most promising students, regardless of need, and facilitat[ing] their path to graduation” as a strategic priority. To accomplish this goal, the outreach activities featured in the directory promotes a comprensive engagement portfolio of ways in which to engage with UNC Asheville. We are “at your service, and in your region!” Join us on Facebook and Twitter where we feature weekly the latest news and information about school and community outreach! Don’t see an (your) outreach activity featured kindly send an e-mail to email@example.com