Programs and Activities | Center for Civic Engagement

In 2016-2017 alone (the last year for which we have data), Pacific University students contributed over 400,000 hours of service to the community. Pacific has earned honors for community engagement, such as a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Common Activities

  • Mentoring and tutoring elementary through high school students
  • Advocating for change and social justice
  • Restoring natural areas, parks, rivers, and beaches
  • Teaching literacy or English as a second language
  • Growing and harvesting food in a sustainable manner
  • Providing shelter for those in need
  • Enhancing health and well-being 

How to Get Involved

  • Follow the Civic Engagement Opportunity Blog for the latest volunteer positions, internships and other opportunities
  • Like us on Facebook to learn about events and get campus and community announcements
  • Visit the Center for Civic Engagement in Scott Hall 110 to check out information on community agencies and organizations, or to sign up for a sponsored program
  • Attend the Work & Service Fair at the beginning of each semester for information from community partners
  • Learn more about civic engagement and academic credit available in civic engagement courses
  • If you have been awarded federal work study as part of a financial aid package, you are eligible to earn your award assisting at a variety of community agencies and schools. Contact the Career Development Center for details.
  • Participate in service programs sponsored by your residence hall, campus club, sorority or fraternity
  • Bring your own idea to the Center for Civic Engagement for assistance