About Us

As a Tier 1 research intensive land-grant university, North Carolina State University is a technological resource of state-of-the-art information that has great relevance to the citizens and businesses in our state, nation and the world. The Office of Outreach and Engagement is the conduit by which much of our knowledge is connected to, and shared with, our constituents.  Our goal is to develop and foster meaningful collaborations between our colleges and the world beyond our campus.

NC State has hundreds of Outreach and Engagement programs that leverage the academic resources of the university. By partnering with our faculty and students, you can find solutions that can impact the people, businesses, and communities in North Carolina.

Beyond the traditional credit bearing courses and degree programs, NC State also has many non-credit courses where you can learn new skills or expand your knowledge to progress in your career. Other programs are short training sessions, often lasting just a few hours or a few days that give you the knowledge to make your business or your life better. There are traditional programs, like the Cooperative Extension Service, which help farmers learn about the latest advances and best practices in agriculture. Other programs offer training on how to manage storm water issues in communities. There are programs on leadership, the arts and culture, advanced manufacturing, biofuels, transportation and an abundance of other research based programs, as well as analytical testing services that take advantage of some of the high tech equipment at the university.

We encourage you to explore all of the outreach programs and services offered here and share your discoveries with others, so that North Carolina can continue to thrive and grow by using the knowledge available at NC State University.

The Office for Outreach and Engagement reports to the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship.