"Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes."
Thomas Ehrlich, Civic Responsibility and Higher Education
"When we bring the resources of our institutions to bear on pressing social and economic issues, we show that the relative wealth of our institutions is being used not just for private gain but also for the public good by addressing those issues and preparing students for their future responsibilities as citizens. "
Eric Mlyn, "Higher Education And Civic Engagement: The Example Of Dukeengage."