To see RhodesUniversity recognised as a pre-eminent engaged university which is respected nationally and internationally as a leader in community engagement, and for its commitment to social and individual transformation, sustainable community development, student civic responsibility and scholarship of engagement.


The Rhodes University Community Engagement (RUCE) Division actively promotes a reciprocal process of knowledge construction and dissemination working towards establishing a knowledge democracy where all who contribute to the making of knowledge are acknowledged.

RUCE develops and puts into action the civic and social responsibility of all students and staff of Rhodes University through various community engagement activities and programmes ranging from formal volunteerism to credit bearing programmes.

RUCE oversee the institutionalisation of community engagement at Rhodes University through the processes of making the university more responsive to its social context and making the university more accessible to the community.

The Community Engagement Division strives in all community engagement initiatives to contribute to individual transformation and sustainable human and community development in Grahamstown/Makhanda, the Eastern Cape and nationally.

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