Center for Civic Engagement

Annual Report 2014-2015 

Student Engagement and Community Impact

  • 9,725 students recorded
  • 78,000 hours of service in 2014-15
  • 772 community partners
  • 5,290 active civic engagement opportunities
  • 77 service learning internships
  • 162 Palouse-based Community Organizations
  • WSU Pen Friends wrote 2,940 letters to students in 13 elementary school classes
  • WSU students engaged with communities in 33 WA counties, 24 states, and 6 countries
  • Through an AmeriCorps VISTA grant, the CCE began the Palouse Fresh Food Project to increase the availability of fresh food for community members who are food insecure
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"This experience pushed me outside my comfort zone and made me look beyond myself." - WSU Student

Types of Engagement

  • Social Services | 25.7%
  • Food Security & Nutrition | 10.3%
  • Elders | 3.8%
  • Environment | 3.5%
  • Health & Wellness | 3.2%
  • Animals | 3.0%
  • Youth & Children | 23.4%
  • Education | 18.7% 
  • Arts & Culture | 2.9%
  • Housing & Homelessness | 2.9%
  • Diverse Abilities | 1.6%
  • International | 1.0%

Student Involvement 

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  • 64.7% of students who participated in CCE civic engagement activities identified personal development as a reason for their participation 
  • 81.8% of students recognize importance of active citizenship 
  • 79.1% of studnets felt they made a positive difference in the community
  • 3,343 students participated in 679 CCE-led projects
  • 237 projects were developed for student organizations
  • 2,424 students in 39 fraternities and sororities completed 38,969 hours of service

 

Student Participation by Affiliation

Athletics
3%
Conduct
3%
Global Campus
7%
Independent
8%
Student Groups
14%
Academic
36%
Greek
50%

Academic Engagement 

  • 7 Colleges and 16 Departments were involved in community engaged learning 
  • 332 Global Campus students recorded over 5,800 hours of service
  • 2,185 students in 75 academic courses completed 27,772 hours of service learning 
  • 73.5% of students in service learning courses felt their community-based experiences helped them apply academic concepts in real life settings 
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Outreach

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  • Over 300 guests attended the 2015 Leadership and Engagement Awards of Distinction, and 70 individuals and groups received the annual President's Award for Leadership
  • Public Square discussions engaged over 180 students at six events
  • CCE staff provided 89 presentations to over 4,000 students sharing information on how students can get involved in their communities
  • For the first time, the WSU Campus Community Forum was held in partnership with the University of Idaho, with 70 campus and community partners in attendance
  • 28 student groups and departments held events for Poverty Awareness Week, engaging over 1,200 students
  • To align more fully with the CCE's value of sustainability, the CCE decreased printed poster production from 3,505 to 607 per year by focusing instead on digital marketing 

Honors

  • National President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll | 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification | 2008- 2025