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Community Collaborators

Connecting you with UC Davis

Supporting communities through mutually beneficial and impactful partnerships is a priority for UC Davis. At the same time, this university is a big place and we know it can be difficult to figure out who or what you might be looking for:

  • Build a new relationship with university faculty
  • Access university research or expertise
  • Create a project or program in your community in your community with university support

Our role at Public Scholarship and Engagement is to connect people — from UC Davis and beyond — so they can work together to solve today’s problems and tomorrow’s challenges. 

Submit an Interest Form


Who can be a partner with UC Davis?

Nonprofits, businesses, government agencies, community groups, and individuals can submit an interest form to request support for accessing university connections. Right now, this service is open to people outside of the university who are interested in working with the university. Still have some questions?


Check out the FAQs




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How can I partner with UC Davis?


There are lots of ways you can partner with UC Davis. From collaborating on a research study or starting a new project or program to finding student volunteers or interns or using space on UC Davis campuses, we can help you better understand and access what the university has to offer. We recommend taking a look at the Public Engagement Portal to get an idea of the kind of programs and projects currently in your area, and the wide range of possibilities for partnerships with UC Davis.


I want to partner with UC Davis, what are the next steps?

We’re excited that you’re considering UC Davis as a partner for your community engagement initiative and look forward to learning more about your project. 

In order to make sure we’re directing your inquiry to the right potential partners, we need to learn a little bit more about you, your initiative, and what kind of partnership you’re looking for. Below is a quick overview of the next steps. There aren’t too many, but if you have any questions along the way — don't hesitate to let us know!



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Next Steps 

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Submit the interest form, and try to provide as much detail as you can!
(Not sure what to include? Check out the Public Engagement Portal for inspiration!)


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Our staff will reach out to schedule a brief conversation with you so we can gather any additional information we may need and get a better sense of what you are hoping to achieve. 


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Our staff will help you establish a connection with potential partners at UC Davis, and provide guidance on what to do next.


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If a partnership is formed, our staff may check in from time to time to see how things are going and make sure you have everything you need. 
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Submit an Interest Form

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have several ideas for partnering with the University, but I’m not sure which one to submit. What should I do?
    After you fill out the interest form, we will reach out to schedule a meeting to learn more about your ideas. In this meeting, we can provide guidance on your project ideas and help you hone in on a specific project.
  • Can I request student or staff volunteers for an event or project?
    Volunteer opportunities for students can be posted on the Community Service Resource Center page.
  • Do you provide funding for collaborations with UC Davis?
    Community Campus Connect does not currently provide funds for collaborations.