Center for Civic Engagement
Pacific University prepares students for life as informed and active citizens. The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) works with students, faculty, clubs, residence halls, athletic teams, sororities and fraternities interested in service, awareness campaigns, fundraising, elections, and other forms of civic engagement. The CCE also sponsors a number of programs to provide opportunities for students.
Whether you are a student, faculty, staff, or member of the community, we at the Center for Civic Engagement are here to help make connections and support meaningful partnerships so that we can work together to serve the common good.
Pacific has earned a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for three years in a row. The numbers tell the story.
Why Get Involved?
Civic engagement can facilitate learning, develop active citizens, and improve communities. Students can gain new insights on academic subjects, information for career exploration, and the opportunity to acquire new skills by serving the community. Joining with others, you can experience the power of working together to create change. Bringing together students, faculty, staff, and community organizations can be challenging, but it is also deeply rewarding and can truly make a difference.
How to Get Involved
- Follow our Civic Engagement Opportunity Blog to get the latest volunteer positions, internships, and other opportunities, and like us on Facebook to learn about events and get announcements for campus and community activities related to civic engagement. Download a list of current civic engagement opportunities.
- Visit the Center for Civic Engagement in Scott Hall 110 and check out information on community agencies and organizations or sign-up for one of our sponsored programs.
- Attend the Work and Service Fair at the beginning of each semester, where many community partners share information about how to help out.
- Many professors incorporate service learning in their classes. Learn more about civic engagement and academic credit on our Civic Engagement Courses page.
- If you have been awarded federal work-study as part of your financial aid package, you are eligible to earn your award assisting at a variety of community agencies and schools through Community Service Work Study. Contact the Pacific Career Development Center for more information.
- There are opportunities to participate in service programs sponsored through residence halls, campus clubs, sororities and fraternities.
- Bring your own ideas to the Center for Civic Engagement for assistance.
- Mentoring and tutoring elementary through high school students
- Serving the homeless
- Teaching literacy or English as a second language
- Growing and harvesting food for those in need
- Cleaning up parks, rivers, and beaches
- Visiting with the elderly