At Australian Catholic University (ACU), our commitment to community is part of the university mission. We value community engagement as a key means of advancing our mission in serving the common good and enhancing the dignity and wellbeing of people and communities. It is integral to our teaching, learning and research. There is a particular focus on working with communities who have experienced disadvantage and/or marginalisation. Community engagement at ACU isn’t just about helping others in the short term. It’s about working with and listening to communities to forge long-term relationships and develop meaningful solutions to complex problems. To this end, community engagement at ACU is guided by five principles based upon Catholic social teachings: 1) Building connections; 2) Developing understanding; 3) Affirming dignity; 4) Pursuing justice; and 5) Acting with humility. ACU is committed to ensuring that all students and staff have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to their community. For students, community engagement is one of the distinctive elements of an ACU education. As part of our unique Core Curriculum, students directly interact with community through one of nearly twenty community engagement-embedded units. For staff, ACU has created a dedicated time release policy to enable staff to undertake community engagement during working hours. Additionally, ACU runs numerous community engagement programs in both local and overseas communities; promotes professional development related to universitycommunity engagement; prioritises community-engaged research and scholarship; and offers community engagement scholarship programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students.