The mission of the AUCA Center for Civic Engagement is threefold:
1. Enhance the welfare of the local, national, and international communities in which AUCA, its students, its faculty, and its staff are situated;
2. Instill in students, faculty, and staff an ethic of civic engagement and social responsibility;
3. Enhance the capacity of AUCA students, faculty, and staff to be positive members of and leaders in their local, national, and international communities, particularly by engaging thoughtfully in matters of public concern.
The purpose of SIDP is to develop leadership potential and professional skills among students, supporting them in the implementation of their civic engagement initiatives through consultation, individual mentorship, and different trainings and workshops. SIDP aims at the development of Civic Engagement Culture and increase Sense of Agency among AUCA students, since as future leaders of the region, they will have to deal with complex social problems.