Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community and Careers

Through its Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers (GC4), AAC&U promotes integrative global & civic learning through initiatives and practices that empower students to engage meaningfully and ethically with global challenges.

Importance of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community and Careers

Higher education—and liberal education, in particular—plays an integral role in helping students become responsible citizens and preparing them for success in work and life. AAC&U leads and supports efforts across all types of institutions to strengthen global learning experiences at the heart of this preparation.

The Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers promotes global learning by prioritizing equity, diversity, global engagement, perspective-taking, and social and civic responsibility. Such educational and institutional priorities help students and institutions address global challenges that connect and impact local, global, and international communities.

Programs & Initiatives

Conference on Global Learning

Each year, the AAC&U Conference on Global Learning delves deep into bold new ideas and transformative innovations that prepare all students to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world. Share with and learn from a strong community that includes leading visionaries and collaborators who value every voice and every perspective. Through an array of in-depth sessions and workshops, AAC&U explores the most relevant topics around global learning, community-based learning, and other high-impact practices in a global context. Participate in a meeting of minds from around the world.

Recommended Reading

International Education at the Crossroads

This new book from Indiana University Press, captures the essence and complexity of international education in an interconnected and globalized world. GC4 Vice President Dawn Michele Whitehead is featured among the leading scholars, international educators, and policymakers who contributed to this call for a reconsideration of paradigms and critical reflection on the entire field of international education.

Teaching Civic Engagement Globally

In the interest of preventing an apathetic generation of students who find no reason to partake in social or global activism, this new book—coedited by GC4 Vice President Dawn Michele Whitehead and published by the American Political Science Association—offers a compilation of lesson plans, classroom studies, and suggestions for educators to help teach how and why human beings ought to engage with the issues around them.

Engaging Global Challenges

Global challenges offer critical opportunities for student learning. This issue of Diversity & Democracy highlights the multifaceted ways in which higher education is involving students in addressing the globally complex issues they will encounter throughout their lives. Contributing authors describe possible avenues into this work and raise pressing questions about equity and inclusion in a globally interdependent society.

Latest Activity


Global Learning Reimagined

The conference will combine critical reflection on past practice with exploration of new approaches to global learning that are accessible and inclusive, rooted in ethical relationships, and situate the global within local and international settings.

Office Staff

  • Dawn Michele Whitehead

    Vice President, Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers
  • Jasmine Epps

    Program Coordinator and Assistant to the VP

Get Involved

If you are interested in learning more about AAC&U’s global learning activities, please click here to join the AAC&U global learning listerv.