Relocation of two Office of Civic Engagement programs and the University’s Equal Opportunity Programs team

From: Susana L. Vasquez, Associate Vice President in the Office of Civic Engagement and Bridget Collier, Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs

Subject: Relocation of two Office of Civic Engagement programs and the University’s Equal Opportunity Programs team

Date: July 26, 2018

In the coming weeks, two student programs within the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) as well as the Office of the Provost’s Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP) team will be relocating to new spaces. The OCE student programs – the Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP) and University Community Service Center (UCSC) — will move from the Campus North Parking Garage, 5525 South Ellis Avenue, to a new Student Civic Engagement Center on the first floor of the Edelstone Center, 6030 South Ellis Avenue. At the same time, the EOP team, currently spread among different campus locations, will move to the Ellis Parking Garage office space vacated by NSP and UCSC.

These physical moves stand to substantially benefit those served by these offices and programs. By moving to the new Student Civic Engagement Center, NSP and UCSC will have a larger space that will allow them to expand their work and become a central hub for student civic engagement activities on campus. Among other things, the Center will have more room for programming and the capacity to simultaneously run up to five activities, double what they could do in the previous space. There will be one meeting room reserved for student organizations to collaborate and more dedicated space for student workers. There will also be a larger meeting space to accommodate up to 40 people, allowing the programs to hold workshops, trainings, and larger group meetings on site.

For EOP, which consists of the Offices for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support, Access and Equity, and Affirmative Action, the relocation will consolidate staff who support the three offices into one space, providing for more efficiency amongst the EOP team and enhancing the accessibility and privacy of the services provided to the campus community.

Should you have any questions about these moves, please let us know.