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Center for Civic Engagement

Graduate Students

Engaging the community--through research, teaching and service--can serve the public good and benefit Washington State University graduate students personally and professionally. WSU’s Center for Civic Engagement can support your efforts by connecting you with community partners locally, regionally, and globally that have missions that align with your research interests.

Graduate students may take part in  community engagement inside or outside of the classroom, with or without faculty and staff, and individually or in groups. Collaborative, reciprocal partnerships with a wide range of community organizations allow the CCE to support academic and co-curricular programming, research, and creative activity.  This lets WSU students and faculty:

  1. Have a broader impact on social justice and the public good through co-learning, co-teaching, and/or co-researching 
  2. Participate in mutually-beneficial partnerships between community and university that promote social change
  3. Work alongside community partners to address people’s needs instead of solving problems for partners

 The Community Grounded Graduate Students (CGGS) program can help you navigate partnerships and design projects that result in greater knowledge and benefit both the university and community. We envision graduate students making meaningful connections and promoting engagement between campus and communities that create positive change in society.This work can result in personal, professional, and academic benefits for graduate students that cannot be achieved any other way.

CLICK HERE to view one-time community engagement opportunities or research opportunities for Graduate Students on the Community Grounded Graduate Students group page on GivePulse.

The CCE Academic Program looks forward to working with you to develop a service learning course and/or explore your community based research goals. Contact for more information.