FAU aspires to work collaboratively with its local and regional communities to build partnerships and engage in initiatives that will serve the needs of the community as well as those of the institution.
In order to better understand those needs, the university hosted the first round in a series of Community Conversations – a discussion with community representatives on local challenges and opportunities. Click on Community Conversations Spring 2016 to view a summary report.
Additionally, Florida Atlantic's faculty, staff, and students volunteer thousands of hours of their time to share their knowledge; assist regional agencies and initiatives; support and staff local centers that provide critical care, health and wellness services to area seniors and youth alike; and apply their knowledge-based expertise to advance local business, civic initiatives, and the work of public agencies.
Visit the sites below to see examples of a few of the resources that are available to our communities.
The university also operates a number of centers and institutes that provide vital resources and services to residents in our local communities.
The listing below highlights some of those centers. For more information and details on how these centers and institutes might be of service to you, please link to:
Moreover, many of FAU’s colleges host notable speaker events that cover a vast array of interests from astronomy to zoology. Performances by FAU’s talented theatrical, dance, and musical faculty as well as art and science exhibits are held throughout the year and offer many opportunities for cultural and knowledge-based enrichment. FAU’s libraries contain a wealth of printed and digital materials as well as distinctive Special Collections consisting of artists’ books, sound recordings, print music, rare books and manuscripts. Our libraries also serve as meeting locations for community organizations and informational sessions. And, of course, FAU’s athletics teams provide the community with access to collegiate sports of all types. Go Owls!
Visit any one of FAU’s nine academic colleges, the FAU Libraries, or FAU Athletics for a schedule of events or visit FAU’s main event calendar for more information.