Global & Civic Engagement

While many of the initiatives for Global and Civic Engagement are only now being developed, there are a number of offices throughout the University that are working to expand Dominican students’ global engagement and engage them in lives of compassionate service. The following are just a few of them.


International StudentsInternational Student Advising welcomes students from across the globe and provides them with thorough guidance on how to remain in compliance with the University’s expectations and the requirements of federal law. To learn more, contact International Studies Director Sue Ponremy at or visit Dominican's International Student Services page.

Study Abroad Rosary College’s Study Abroad office encourages students to spend time outside U.S. borders in both Dominican professor-led travel courses and semester or full year study abroad programs in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. For more information, go to the Study Abroad website or contact International Studies Director Sue Ponremy at


The mission of Global and Civic Engagement is to prepare students for lives of vigorous citizenship, informed exchange and just action with others both close to home and across cultural and national boundaries. The office seeks to empower students’ participation in “the creation of a more just and humane world,” by offering them opportunities for cultural engagement, public deliberation, civil debate and civic activity that make informed, even inspired, action for a just and humane world possible.

CBLThe Office of Community-Based Learning combines community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility, locally and globally. For more information, go to the  Community-based Learning website or contact Service Learning Director MaDonna Thelen at

TCFGPTC logoThe Center for Global Peace Through Commerce in the Brennan School of Business provides the Dominican Community with programming and activities that focus on how social and business entrepreneurship can work as a force for the global good. For more information, go to the center’s website or contact Kathleen O'Dell at or Elizabeth Collier at


New and Developing Initiatives

Over the next few years, Global and Civic Engagement will expand its services to further welcome international students, increase domestic students’ opportunities for foreign study fellowships and provide all Dominican students with forums for cross-cultural exchanges, cultural expression, political advocacy and rigorous discussion of local, national and global matters of public concern. We invite everyone in the Dominican community to help us make the Global and Civic Engagement office a home for vital dialogue and public learning.