Center for Civic Engagement

Graduate Students

The CCE provides community engagement support for graduate students in connection with teaching, research, and service. The ways in which the CCE can support you in these three areas are outlined below.


Teaching

  • Provide students with community-based experiences to apply core concepts
  • Enhance student achievement of course learning outcomes
  • Support an undergraduate experience of engagement, development, and success

Learn more about our teaching support under the Faculty/Instructor section. The CCE is ready to help you develop your service learning course!

Contact Kristen Koenig, Academic Program Coordinator, for assistance.


Research

  • Discover new opportunities for community-based research
  • Use your expertise to advance collaborative projects with community partners
  • Expand your network with professional contacts in the community

There are many opportunities to work on research projects in the community. For example, Kate Bittinger, a WSU graduate student in the Department of Sociology, worked on the Whitman County Needs Assessment. Click here to read the final project report.

To learn more, click here and select the community-based research section.


Service

  • Create change in your community
  • Decrease stress by participating in community service
  • Connect with your peers and community members through GPSA-CCE events

Taking the time to participate in community service as a graduate student can be difficult, but research shows that regular service is good for your mental and physical health!

Contact our student engagement team for assistance.