Mason Engaged With Its Community
Posted: March 11, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: March 10, 2011 at 10:02 pm
By Robin Herron
“At George Mason, we consider ourselves an integral part of the greater community and, as such, faculty, staff and students have energetically formed partnerships and programs that have a significant impact on the lives of those who call Northern Virginia home,” says Mason Community Relations Director Traci Claar.
For example, did you know that:
- Mason has more than a dozen programs directly related to helping students with disabilities, both at Mason and in the community at large? Teacher training, assistive technology and online resources are some of the services the university provides.
- Mason offers programs that support community health and serve citizens and nonprofit organizations? Among the resources Mason offers are videos on distracted driving, Lyme disease and working in the hospice field produced by students in the Film and Visual Studies program.
- Mason is working with the community to protect our environment? From monitoring lichens in the national capital region to inventorying energy and greenhouse gas emissions in Fairfax County, the university is a major partner in environmental initiatives.
Find out more about how Mason engages with the community through dozens of programs across the university by browsing the Community Relations website, A University Engaged.
The site also provides a gateway for participating in the Mason Speakers program and the Community Connections program, as well as for adding community partnership programs to the website.
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