The Direction of Outreach and Community Engagement is dependent on the Academic Vice-Rectorate of the Universidad de La Frontera and connects scientific-academic, humanistic, artistic and cultural tasks, which are cultivated in the social and environmental settings. It is also generating sustainable and mutual relationships with the community, to enrich the teaching and research and to contribute to the regional and national cultural, social and economic development.

Among the main functions of the Direction of Outreach and Community Engagement, it must apply the future Policy of Outreach and Community Engagement; establish a permanent and institutionalized dialogue with the relevant actors; analyze, evaluate and approve the academic units´ outreach projects; coordinate and supervise the work of the Directions of Outreach and Community Engagement of the different faculties; and supervise, regulate and register, that the continuous activities of training are carried out according to the current regulations.