Awards and Recognition

  • Awarded the prestigious Community Engaged designation by the Carnegie Foundation in the categories of, "Curricular Engagement" and "Outreach and Partnerships,” January 2010.
  • Rated as one of the top 20 Colleges Nationwide Committed to Community Service, July 2011 by BestCollegesOnline.

Carnegie CEC SealAt Nova Southeastern University we strive to go beyond our primary mission of providing the most contemporary school and university curricula, by reaching out to the community by providing diverse services, clinical programs, community-based research, events and initiatives.

Community Highlights

  • NSU’s Health Care Centers provides medical, dental, optometric, physical therapy and psychological care to thousands of South Florida residents.
  • NSU brings cultural enrichment to the community through the NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale; the Miniaci Performing Arts Center; the Don Taft University Center; public access to the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center; and academic programs in the performing and visual arts.
  • The College of Dental Medicine and the College of Optometry have collaborated with Kids In Distress to provide foster children with dental and eye care services.
  • The Children and Families Law Clinic at the Shepard Broad College of Law provides law students with the opportunity to assist individuals who cannot afford counsel.
  • The Health Professions Division sponsors annually, the A Day for Children Health Fair, collaborating with a large number of county-wide agencies to provide an array of services for children ages birth to 15 years of age.