Strategic Plan

Great Partners

Number of Engaged Alumni

UCI’s 175,000 alumni have become leaders and contributors in all walks of life, regionally and throughout the world. Our goal is to maintain strong ties to our alumni family, creating an ethos that celebrates UCI pride and affinity for decades after graduation. Currently, a small percentage of alumni are engaged through volunteerism, event participation, philanthropy or other means. In 2017-2018, 4.6% of alumni were engaged with UCI, for a total to 9,009. The methods of counting alumni engagement are in flux and this partially explains this year’s apparent decline. We aim to increase the percent of engaged alumni to approximately 10% of UCI graduates. 

Source: UCI Alumni

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Fiscal Year Engaged Alumni Engaged Alumni (projected)
2008-2009 8000
2009-2010 7500
2010-2011 7400
2011-2012 6500
2012-2013 8224
2013-2014 9019
2014-2015 9999
2015-2016 10533
2016-2017 13161
2017-2018 9009
2018-2019 16000
2019-2020 20000

UC Community Programs

As part of our public service-oriented mission, we plan to expand our many community engagement programs and become a better partner with national, state and local government.

To view our impact throughout the community, visit the interactive map below (updated once every two years).  

UC Community Programs Map

Start by selecting "UC Campus" under geographic unit.
Refine the query by choosing "UC Irvine" as the locale.
Then select "get map" to view.

community maps

Number of UCI Substantive Mentions in Media

The number of substantive mentions of UCI in the media increased dramatically in 2017. We will continue to tell our story of impact and innovation by expanding our local, national and global media coverage, further positioning UCI as a globally pre-eminent institution.

Source: Strategic Communications & Public Affairs

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Calendar Year Number of Mentions in Media
2007 2136
2008 2389
2009 2195
2010 2256
2011 1970
2012 2120
2013 2087
2014 2715
2015 2886
2016 2923
2017 3604

UCI Engage: Partnership for Community Engagement

UCI Engage embodies our campus commitment to being a Great Partner by supporting campus-community partnerships that align the resources and expertise of our world-class university with the knowledge and strengths of our local communities. It serves as a campus-wide hub to support, amplify, and celebrate civic and community engagement and to foster partnerships that are collaborative, empowering, and transformative. Core activities include coordinating and communicating campus engagement activities on- and off-campus, building capacity among campus and community partners to fuel meaningful engagement, and supporting and fostering emerging collaborations.

UCI Engage was developed in response to recommendations by the Academic Planning Group Engagement Task Force and launched in the summer of 2017. In fall 2018, the administrative home of the initiative was moved to the School of Social Ecology and Professor Douglas Houston was appointed as the Faculty Director of UCI Engage. He leads the initiative in consultation with the UCI Engage Internal Advisory Board, which is comprised of representatives from engaged campus units and two faculty representatives from each school.

One of initiative’s major accomplishments is the development of the UCI Engage website that showcases over 180 UCI programs and initiatives from all across the UCI campus that are making an impact in the community. The website allows users to search by school/unit or by area of engagement, making the website a tool for community members who are looking for ways to connect to campus efforts, as well as for faculty to connect and collaborate across campus. UCI Engage also sponsors faculty workshops on engaged teaching and research and is currently developing a place-based program focused on supporting and amplifying UCI’s engaged teaching, research, and professional development activities within local communities.

engage website

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