Community Engagement at WSU

Download the October 23, 2020 WSU Community Engagement Survey

WSU Pullman Center for Civic Engagement (CCE)

  • 16,562 WSU student impacts within a 50-mile radius of the WSU Pullman during AY20 tracked through GivePulse.
  • Unique students engaged in the community: 5303
  • Engagement Hours: 61,168 
  • The Economic Impact of Engagement: $1,663,845.76

The information below represents specific responses from partners regarding their satisfaction with WSU Pullman Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).

Nearly half of all respondents to the survey (107) indicated they had worked with the Center for Civic Engagement over the last three years. Overall, respondents reported a high level of satisfaction with programs and services provided by the Center for Civic Engagement. For instance, over 80% of respondents to this question were satisfied or highly satisfied with their communication with CCE staff (80.6%, 83), and in their overall impression of CCE (81.2%, 82).

MAMBA has a lot of trails to maintain and WSU student volunteers have helped us to keep up maintenance on our trails and build new trails to help provide recreation access to the local community and improve quality of life. Student input has greatly improved our ability to complete projects that benefit the community, providing recreation and educational resources.”

— Community Partners

WSU Everett Office of Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships

  • 130 impacts within a 30-mile radius of WSU Everett during AY20 tracked through GivePulse.
  • Unique Students Engaged in the Community: 72
  • Engagement Hours: 844
  • The Economic Impact of Engagement: $34,729.78 

The information below represents specific responses from partners regarding their satisfaction with WSU Everett Office of Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships.

A total of 12 respondents indicated they had worked with the Office of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships in the past three years. Of these respondents, satisfaction with services provided at WSU Everett to community engagement organizations was generally high. No respondents were highly dissatisfied or dissatisfied with any of the listed services. Most respondents were either satisfied or highly satisfied with recruitment of student participants, preparation of students for community involvement, and support from staff. Over half of the respondents reported some level of satisfaction for their overall impression of the Office of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships. Most respondents selected don’t know/not applicable for providing professional development/ leadership opportunities for community partners.

“Having the students at the Black and Brown Male Summit allowed the young men participants to see College men of color that were able to talk with them and get an idea of the experience of being a college student. The face-to-face value and opportunity to ask questions with the students added great value to our program and we thank the WSU students for attending.”

— Community Partner

WSU Health Sciences Spokane Office of Community Engagement & Service Learning

  • Represents all 995 WSU student impacts within a 50 mile radius of WSU Spokane during AY20 tracked through GivePulse.
  • Unique students engaged in the community: 440
  • Hours Engaged: 2301
  • The Economic Impact of Engagement: $68728.24 

The information below represents specific responses from partners regarding their satisfaction with WSU Health Sciences Spokane Office of Community Engagement & Service Learning.

A total of 31 respondents reported working with the Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning at WSU Health Sciences Spokane in the past three years. Of these respondents, most respondents were satisfied or highly satisfied with most services provided, including recruitment of student participants, preparation of students for community involvement, communication with office staff, support from the office, and overall impression of the office.

“Without the WSU Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy & Medicine, we would not be able to offer some of the critical services such as; vaccination, health education, community outreach and more.”

— Community Partner

Students not only impact our organization, but also help drive the knowledge economy, medical research, business innovations, and scientific breakthroughs.

— Community Partner

We are able to engage with students at a higher level, benefit from their learning while they are here, and allow them the experience of working in an emergency respite facility for vulnerable children.

— Community Partner

WSU Tri-Cities Office of Advancement & Community Engagement

  • Represents all 68 WSU student impacts within a 50-mile radius of WSU Tri-Cities during AY20 tracked through GivePulse.
  • Unique students engaged in the community: 15
  • Engagement Hours: 196
  • The Economic Impact of Engagement: $5331.20

The Information below represents specific responses from partners regarding their satisfaction with WSU Tri-Cities Office of Advancement & Community Engagement.

Four respondents reported working with the Office of Advancement and Community Engagement in the last three years. Of these respondents, 3 (75%) were satisfied or highly satisfied with the recruitment of student participants, the preparation of students for community involvement, communication with staff, support from staff, and overall impression of the office.

WSU Tri-Cities students in  Janet Peters’ Statistics in Psychology (Psych 311) analyzed Camp Korey’s post-camp survey data by applying statistical concepts and skills, including analyzing data to identify themes and providing a detailed final report of the analysis.

WSU Vancouver Office of Strategic Partnerships in the Chancellor’s Office

  • Represents all 153 WSU student impacts within a 30 mile radius of WSU Vancouver during AY20 tracked through GivePulse.
  • Unique students engaged in the community: 66
  • Engaged Hours: 516
  • The Economic Impact of Engagement: $14,023.23

The Information below represents specific responses from partners regarding their satisfaction with WSU Vancouver Office of Strategic Partnerships in the Chancellor’s Office.

A total of 15 respondents indicated they have worked with WSU Vancouver Office of Strategic Partnerships in the Chancellor’s Office in the past three years. Slightly less than half of the respondents indicated they were either satisfied or highly satisfied with all services and programs, including recruitment of student participants, preparation of students for community involvement, communication with staff, support from staff, and providing professional development/leadership opportunities for community partners. A slight majority of respondents indicated they were either somewhat satisfied, satisfied or highly satisfied with their overall impression of the office.

During the Fall 2020 semester, WSU Vancouver students in Michael Berger’s Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability (SOE 110) class completed 60 hours of service-learning projects focusing on environmental justice and restoration with 9 community partners in the Vancouver, WA community.

WSU Extension Office of  Community Engagement &  Strategic Partnerships

The information below represents specific responses from partners regarding their satisfaction with WSU Extension Office of  Community Engagement &  Strategic Partnerships.

A total of 60 respondents indicated they had worked with WSU Extension in the last three years. Most respondents indicated some level of satisfaction (somewhat satisfied, satisfied or highly satisfied) with all services and programs asked. Most also reported satisfaction with their overall impression of WSU Extension.

It allows us to involve WSU students with our organization so they can help guide and mentor the next generation of university students with similar interests.” “Working with WSU students helps us accomplish part of our mission and that is to help the next generation learn to care for the medically and dentally underserved population in our community.

— Community Partner

Global Campus

  • Represents all 918 WSU student impacts across the globe during AY20 tracked through GivePulse.
  • Unique students engaged in the community: 178
  • Engaged Hours: 2988
  • The Economic Impact of Engagement: $81,286.93

Global student Impact locations tracked by GivePulse

In my Violence Towards Women class, I read over and over how hard it was for these victims to get relief. For someone to listen to them and find empathy towards their situation. This is the connection I made. Camp Korey is all about empathy. The volunteers seem to put themselves in the shoes of the camper, no matter their situation, and try to make their life a bit more joyful and happy. I made the connection to this camp and how the world SHOULD be.

— Matt ’21, Global Campus Student

WSU Pullman Center for Civic Engagement (CCE)

  • 16,562 WSU student impacts within a 50-mile radius of the WSU Pullman during AY20 tracked through GivePulse.
  • Unique students engaged in the community: 5303
  • Engagement Hours: 61,168 
  • The Economic Impact of Engagement: $1,663,845.76

The information below represents specific responses from partners regarding their satisfaction with WSU Pullman Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).

Nearly half of all respondents to the survey (107) indicated they had worked with the Center for Civic Engagement over the last three years. Overall, respondents reported a high level of satisfaction with programs and services provided by the Center for Civic Engagement. For instance, over 80% of respondents to this question were satisfied or highly satisfied with their communication with CCE staff (80.6%, 83), and in their overall impression of CCE (81.2%, 82).

MAMBA has a lot of trails to maintain and WSU student volunteers have helped us to keep up maintenance on our trails and build new trails to help provide recreation access to the local community and improve quality of life. Student input has greatly improved our ability to complete projects that benefit the community, providing recreation and educational resources.”

WSU Everett Office of Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships

  • 130 impacts within a 30-mile radius of WSU Everett during AY20 tracked through GivePulse.
  • Unique Students Engaged in the Community: 72
  • Engagement Hours: 844
  • The Economic Impact of Engagement: $34,729.78 

The information below represents specific responses from partners regarding their satisfaction with WSU Everett Office of Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships.

A total of 12 respondents indicated they had worked with the Office of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships in the past three years. Of these respondents, satisfaction with services provided at WSU Everett to community engagement organizations was generally high. No respondents were highly dissatisfied or dissatisfied with any of the listed services. Most respondents were either satisfied or highly satisfied with recruitment of student participants, preparation of students for community involvement, and support from staff. Over half of the respondents reported some level of satisfaction for their overall impression of the Office of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships. Most respondents selected don’t know/not applicable for providing professional development/ leadership opportunities for community partners.

“Having the students at the Black and Brown Male Summit allowed the young men participants to see College men of color that were able to talk with them and get an idea of the experience of being a college student. The face-to-face value and opportunity to ask questions with the students added great value to our program and we thank the WSU students for attending.”

WSU Health Sciences Spokane Office of Community Engagement & Service Learning

  • Represents all 995 WSU student impacts within a 50 mile radius of WSU Spokane during AY20 tracked through GivePulse.
  • Unique students engaged in the community: 440
  • Hours Engaged: 2301
  • The Economic Impact of Engagement: $68728.24 

The information below represents specific responses from partners regarding their satisfaction with WSU Health Sciences Spokane Office of Community Engagement & Service Learning.

A total of 31 respondents reported working with the Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning at WSU Health Sciences Spokane in the past three years. Of these respondents, most respondents were satisfied or highly satisfied with most services provided, including recruitment of student participants, preparation of students for community involvement, communication with office staff, support from the office, and overall impression of the

“Without the WSU Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy & Medicine, we would not be able to offer some of the critical services such as; vaccination, health education, community outreach and more.”

Students not only impact our organization, but also help drive the knowledge economy, medical research, business innovations, and scientific breakthroughs.

We are able to engage with students at a higher level, benefit from their learning while they are here, and allow them the experience of working in an emergency respite facility for vulnerable children.

WSU Tri-Cities Office of Advancement & Community Engagement

  • Represents all 68 WSU student impacts within a 50-mile radius of WSU Tri-Cities during AY20 tracked through GivePulse.
  • Unique students engaged in the community: 15
  • Engagement Hours: 196
  • The Economic Impact of Engagement: $5331.20

The Information below represents specific responses from partners regarding their satisfaction with WSU Tri-Cities Office of Advancement & Community Engagement.

Four respondents reported working with the Office of Advancement and Community Engagement in the last three years. Of these respondents, 3 (75%) were satisfied or highly satisfied with the recruitment of student participants, the preparation of students for community involvement, communication with staff, support from staff, and overall impression of the office.

WSU Tri-Cities students in  Janet Peters’ Statistics in Psychology (Psych 311) analyzed Camp Korey’s post-camp survey data by applying statistical concepts and skills, including analyzing data to identify themes and providing a detailed final report of the analysis.

WSU Vancouver Office of Strategic Partnerships in the Chancellor’s Office

  • Represents all 153 WSU student impacts within a 30 mile radius of WSU Vancouver during AY20 tracked through GivePulse.
  • Unique students engaged in the community: 66
  • Engaged Hours: 516
  • The Economic Impact of Engagement: $14,023.23

The Information below represents specific responses from partners regarding their satisfaction with WSU Vancouver Office of Strategic Partnerships in the Chancellor’s Office.

A total of 15 respondents indicated they have worked with WSU Vancouver Office of Strategic Partnerships in the Chancellor’s Office in the past three years. Slightly less than half of the respondents indicated they were either satisfied or highly satisfied with all services and programs, including recruitment of student participants, preparation of students for community involvement, communication with staff, support from staff, and providing professional development/leadership opportunities for community partners. A slight majority of respondents indicated they were either somewhat satisfied, satisfied or highly satisfied with their overall impression of the office.

During the Fall 2020 semester, WSU Vancouver students in Michael Berger’s Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability (SOE 110) class completed 60 hours of service-learning projects focusing on environmental justice and restoration with 9 community partners in the Vancouver, WA community.

WSU Extension Office of  Community Engagement &  Strategic Partnerships

The information below represents specific responses from partners regarding their satisfaction with WSU Extension Office of  Community Engagement &  Strategic Partnerships.

A total of 60 respondents indicated they had worked with WSU Extension in the last three years. Most respondents indicated some level of satisfaction (somewhat satisfied, satisfied or highly satisfied) with all services and programs asked. Most also reported satisfaction with their overall impression of WSU Extension.

It allows us to involve WSU students with our organization so they can help guide and mentor the next generation of university students with similar interests.” “Working with WSU students helps us accomplish part of our mission and that is to help the next generation learn to care for the medically and dentally underserved population in our community.

Global Campus

  • Represents all 918 WSU student impacts across the globe during AY20 tracked through GivePulse.
  • Unique students engaged in the community: 178
  • Engaged Hours: 2988
  • The Economic Impact of Engagement: $81,286.93

Global student Impact locations tracked by GivePulse

In my Violence Towards Women class, I read over and over how hard it was for these victims to get relief. For someone to listen to them and find empathy towards their situation. This is the connection I made. Camp Korey is all about empathy. The volunteers seem to put themselves in the shoes of the camper, no matter their situation, and try to make their life a bit more joyful and happy. I made the connection to this camp and how the world SHOULD be.