The Center for Social Concerns fosters engaged scholarship opportunities for graduate students, facilitating links with local community partners and agencies worldwide to create engaged teaching, learning, research, and service opportunities. Through the Center, graduate and professional students take courses and workshops, teach undergraduates, and secure funding for research. The goal is to integrate engagement, outreach, and public scholarship opportunities with students' disciplinary expertise. The Center’s home, Geddes Hall, also offers graduate students space to study or meet as a group.
"Classification as an institution of Community Engagement affirms Notre Dame’s efforts to address challenges and improve the quality of life in communities near and far," Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president, University of Notre Dame.