About Us

Welcome to OCEP!

Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP)! We are delighted that you are interested in university–community engagement. Please use our side navigation to learn more about our office. 


OCEP exists to expand and strengthen university–community engagement* locally and globally in support of USF's strategic priorities to:

What We Do

In support of the above goals, OCEP provides a variety of services, delivered through workshops, conferences, scholarly resources, off-campus events, one-on-one consultations, and digital media.

For faculty, we can:

For the community, we can:

Please contact us if you would like more information about our office and its services.

* The Carnegie Foundation defines community engagement as "collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good."