Washington State University

Center for Civic Engagement

About the CCE

The Center for Civic Engagement offers WSU students, faculty, campus departments and community partners opportunities to share knowledge, skills and resources for the benefit of student learning and the wellbeing of our communities.

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WSU students and graduates are catalysts for creating vibrant, just and sustainable communities.


In partnership with communities, the CCE facilitates student engagement which fosters a sense of self, a sense of place, and a sense of purpose to effect positive change.


Cougs CARE about their community...

  1. Community

  2. Awareness

  3. Respect

  4. Equity

Learning Outcomes

  • Civic Responsibility and Community Knowledge: Understanding of social, cultural, and/or environmental issues impacting community and willingness to engage with community to effect positive change

  • Self Awareness and Efficacy: Understanding and acceptance of self and others; empowerment to act; awareness of, and responsibility for, the impact of actions on others

  • Academic and Career Development: Enhanced ability to apply academic concepts and/or identify career connections through community work and networks 

Strategic Goals

  1. Enhance the quality of learning and well being of all WSU students through culturally diverse civic engagement and leadership experiences.

  2. Continuously develop key campus and community partnerships that promote the mission of the Center for Civic Engagement.

  3. Align the Center for Civic Engagement with institutional initiatives that support a culture of engagement.

  4. Maximize program resources to accommodate increased responsibility for the undergraduate experience.

Learning Outcomes

Civic Responsibility and Community Knowledge

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Self Awareness and Efficacy

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Academic and Career Development

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Check out how the CCE
is doing by looking at our
2011-12 Report Card.

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Center for Civic Engagement, PO Box 647204, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-7204 | 509-335-7708 | fax: 509-335-3400| CUB L45/L48 | M-W 8-7/Th-F 8-5 | cce@wsu.edu