Emory is a responsible and active neighbor, locally and around the world. The university's mission, vision and strategic plan set out clear purpose: working for positive transformation in the world through teaching, research, scholarship, health care and social action.
This translates into community projects in Atlanta and abroad, research centers and collaborations, and special initiatives such as sustainability and the Clifton Community Partnership. The work of fulfilling its purpose draws upon the talents, skills, potential and commitment of Emory's thousands of students, faculty and staff.
As well as reaching out, Emory invites people over. The university hosts a range of public events and classes, and serves patients at clinics and hospitals throughout the city.
Emory received the 2008 Presidential Award for General Community Service, the highest federal recognition made to a college or university for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The university is also among the first schools in the nation to be recognized with the Engaged Institution designation by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.