Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.49
Liaison Sarah Burke
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska at Omaha
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sarah Burke
Sustainability Coordinator
Student Affairs
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
The Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (Weitz CEC)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Weitz CEC is a nationally unique space that serves to strengthen UNO's existing outreach efforts and foster future opportunities for partnerships among UNO students, faculty, staff, and nonprofit or governmental organizations.

The Weitz CEC building partner organization have the opportunity to work within the center where they benefit from unique access to UNO faculty, staff, and student resources; other UNO and community building partners; and the amenities within our state-of-the-art facility. UNO and community building partners also receive access to non-profit capacity building, technical assistance, and the benefits of Omaha's urban, metropolitan campus life. Eligible community organizations for office space within Weitz CEC include nonprofit, government, education, social entrepreneurs, other similar entities. Eligible UNO organizations for office space within Weitz CEC include academic programs, student organizations, faculty initiatives, and other similar entities.

The Weitz CEC includes numerous meeting spaces for both small and large groups, and are equipped with the latest technology. The Weitz CEC is a building designed to provide FREE meeting and collaborative space for area non-profits, UNO and community groups, government agencies, and educational institutions for the purpose of community engagement.

Since the Weitz CEC has opened, more than 724 groups have used their space with over 14,000 events hosted for the University, students, building partners, nonprofits, and government organizations.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Enagement
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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