Dixie State University

Dixie State UniverCity Alliance is a mutually-beneficial regional learning collaborative formally established among DSU and cities within Washington and Kane Counties to expand and enhance learning opportunities for DSU students and citizens, while providing access to select university resources for local governments, organizations, and industry. Membership in UniverCity Alliance is accomplished by participating in the UniverCity Year Program or through a UniverCity Alliance agreement. Dixie State UniverCity Alliance was created as a result of DSU’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025: Trailblazing Distinction and its goal of Community as University. Goal 4 reads, “Partner with Washington County and Kane County cities to blend the University with regional public and private spaces, human networks, organizations, and resources to formally designate and operate “Dixie State UniverCity,” an open, integrated and vibrant southern Utah learning ecosystem providing exceptional learning opportunities and catalyzing the economic and social development of southern Utah.” The concept of UniverCity Alliance was discovered during the strategic plan writing process through learning of the EPIC-N program at University of Wisconsin – Madison. […]

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Texas Tech University

The Resilient Communities Initiative (RCI) is a collaboration between Texas Tech University and regional community partners — both public and private — to ensure the social and economic vitality of the Southern Plains and its citizens, leveraging the resources of the university with those of communities. […]

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University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Sustainable Communities Partnership Website | www.stthomas.edu/osi/scp The Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) collaborates with cities and government agencies to integrate community-identified sustainability projects into St. Thomas courses across disciplines engaging students in real-world, applied research and innovative problem-solving. Our partnerships seek to catalyze systems-level change towards human and ecological well-being in the Twin Cities area while preparing […]

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Successful Communities Collaborative Website | www.siue.edu/successful-communities SIUE Successful Communities Collaborative (SCC) is a cross-disciplinary program that supports one-year partnerships between the University and communities in Illinois to advance local resiliency and sustainability based on community-identified environmental, social, and economic issues and needs. Our mission is to connect communities with the students and faculty of SIUE. […]

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California State University, Monterey Bay

Sustainable City Year Program Website | csumb.edu/fernandezlab/sustainable-city-year-program In 2016, our second year of operation, saw a total of 11 classes involved in partnerships with the City of Salinas. For CSUMB this is the most we have had yet. Disciplines involved include Business, Education, Environmental Studies, Statistics, Journalism, and GIS. Projects included surveys of residents in […]

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