Carnegie Foundation’s Classification for Community Engagement

Carnegie sealIn April 2019, Montana State University re-applied for the Carnegie Foundation Classification for Community Engagement.  This elective classification involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments and determine whether the institution qualifies for recognition as a community engaged institution.  MSU was awarded this classification in 2010 and has applied to maintain this classification.

 More information on the Carnegie classification 

 Application Timeline

  • Submit application by April 15th, 2019
  • Classification announced January 2020
  • Academic year 17-18 is the snapshot year for data and reporting


  • Technical Writer:  Jodie DeLay (Extension Communications)
  • Co-Chairs:  Cody Stone (Extension) & Kim Obbink(Academic Technology and Outreach)

Working Group:

  • Florence Dunkel (Service Learning Advisory Board and Faculty in Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology)
  • Chris Fastnow (Planning & Analysis)
  • Becky Mahurin (Division of Health Sciences, VP for Research)
  • Mandy St. Aubyn (Office of Student Engagement)
  • Suzi Taylor (Academic Technology and Outreach)

We always love to hear success stories about MSU community engagement projects.

Please share your information via Activity Insight, or if you don't have an Activity Insight account, please email Jodie DeLay with MSU Extension Communications.

Questions about the Carnegie Classification?  Contact Kim Obbink, chair of the Outreach & Engagement Council.