University Centers

An aerial view from 鶹ƵAPK buildings and Old Main

鶹ƵAPK’s centers bring together members of the 鶹ƵAPK community to conduct research, organize events, and more. These centers are hubs for their fields, promoting study within and across disciplines.

Adult Basic Education Teaching and Learning Advancement System

ATLAS provides high-quality, accessible, professional development and resources to advance education for adult learners. Learn why 鶹ƵAPK and ATLAS are leaders in the field of Adult Basic Education.

Center for Anthropological Services

鶹ƵAPK's Center for Anthropological Services provides professional services and information-driven solutions that respectfully support communities, organizations, and individuals, through detailed contextual research in archaeological, environmental, forensic, and human cultural settings.

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Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching

CEUT seeks to provide support for teacher candidates within and after earning their initial licensure. Scholarships and mentoring are available through a program for aspiring teachers who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

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Center for Gender + Sexualities

Building on the historical legacy and impactful work of the Women’s Resource Center and Sexualities and Gender Diversity Programs at 鶹ƵAPK, the Center for Gender + Sexualities continues to foster a supportive and inclusive campus community for 鶹ƵAPK students, faculty, and staff. The newly reconfigured Center aims to affirm and uplift women, femme, trans, and queer people by increasing access to resources, providing educational programming, and promoting inclusive policies across campus related to gender and sexuality.

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Center for Global Environmental Education

For more than three decades, the Center for Global Environmental Education has provided learning opportunities and educational resources for teachers, students, community leaders, and concerned citizens.

Center for Justice and Law

The Center for Justice and Law works to advance justice by developing creative, concrete, and equitable solutions to legal issues and policy concerns. The center accomplishes our work by drawing on interdisciplinary synergies at 鶹ƵAPK to engage in: active collaboration with community partners, innovative teaching and professional development, transformative research opportunities, and public symposia bringing together local and national scholars, activists, and practitioners.

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Center for Public Administration and Leadership

鶹ƵAPK’s Center for Public Administration and Leadership (CPAL) provides a rich variety of professional development opportunities that address the needs of—and challenges facing—public sector professionals.

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Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is dedicated to inclusive excellence for teaching and student retention. Our courses and resources help educators become innovators in their classrooms through professional development opportunities, Online Degree Completer Program (ODC), continuing studies, and more. The results transform students' learning experiences by empowering educators of all kinds.

Global Engagement Center

The Global Engagement Center is committed to offering students quality off-campus programs, including short-term and long-term semesters abroad as well as internships in various international cities. These students become part of a program that is transformative not only for them, but for everyone they come in contact with.

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Hedgeman Center for Student Diversity Initiatives

The Hedgeman Center for Student Diversity Initiatives helps create and sustain an inclusive community that appreciates, celebrates and advances student and campus diversity at 鶹ƵAPK.

We support, empower, and promote the success of all students with particular attention to U.S. students of color and indigenous students, first generation college students, and others from historically marginalized backgrounds. In partnership with other university and community members, our initiatives help prepare students to live, serve and succeed in a diverse university and world.

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Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

Find out why 鶹ƵAPK is one of only a handful campuses in the nation to be selected as a campus center and what 鶹ƵAPK is doing to create inclusive convening spaces for intergroup conversation, dialogue, and learning that incorporates conversation into individual and institutional action to create sustainable change for racial understanding and equity.

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Violence Prevention Project Research Center

The Violence Prevention Project Research Center is dedicated to reducing violence through its research into mass shootings and shooters that is both accessible and actionable. Its research has been an invaluable resource for journalists, researchers, and policymakers to educate, empower, and drive informed policy decisions.

Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice

The Wesley Center offers high-impact programming and initiatives to engage students with practices of spirituality, service, and social justice. Student-led groups and collaborative Wesley Center networking encourage students to develop community, educational, and interfaith leadership skills at 鶹ƵAPK and beyond. We strive to help students find their pathways to serve the common good and make a difference in the world.

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