Service to the community is a longstanding and integral part of Concordia-Chicago's identity.
CUC offers various resources and opportunities for members of the greater community to engage with the University, both on and off campus.
Track and Athletic Field
The University's track and athletic field is open to the public when not in use by the Concordia-Chicago athletic teams or community partners.
Note: The Track is currently closed for internal and external use as part of the University's response to COVID-19.
Community Bulletin Board
The University maintains a bulletin board on which community members and organizations may post notices. It is located on the lower level of the Koehneke Community Center.
Early Childhood Education Center
The Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) provides a Christ-centered environment where children from birth to age 6 learn and grow through project-based learning, social interaction, leadership, team discovery, physical play and expressive arts.
Being connected to the University sets the ECEC apart from other educational learning institutions:
- Exposure to the University’s music and art departments
- Spiritual activities including bi-monthly Chapel
- Once-a-week visits, for three and older classes, to the University dining hall for balanced meals and community time
- Access to campus-wide facilities for learning, exploring and daily exercise
- Enrollment through kindergarten, making the move from preschool upward a natural and stress-free transition
For Kids and Teens
The University is proud to offer activities for kids and teens from Oak Park-River Forest and beyond, including summer camps, theater and music, learning resources and more.
For Adults and Seniors
Area adults and seniors participate in a variety of special events, learning opportunities and engaging experiences throughout the year. The University is proud to host a cultural, spiritual, academic and recreational opportunities that enlighten our neighbors and promote lifelong vitality.
Camps, Conferences and Workshops
Grow both personally and professionally by attending one of the many public camps, conferences and workshops held on campus each year.
CUC's role as an educational institution extends far beyond our traditional degree offerings. With a wide range of topics designed for our broader community, conferences and workshops are available for everyone from casual learners to professionals seeking to earn PDUs.
Preparatory and Community Piano Program
Premium piano instruction for both children and adults from the surrounding communities. Students at any level, from beginning through advanced, are eligible for lessons with our specially trained faculty.
Our innovative approach combines the best of traditional methods with the latest thinking and techniques in music education. It is a creative approach that helps all students realize their greatest potential and musical growth. Our faculty members are specially trained in teaching students of all ages and levels and appear regularly in their own professional performances.