McCall Center for Civic Engagement

The McCall Center for Civic Engagement oversees Pacific University's Civic Engagement core requirement and works with students, employees, campus groups (such as athletic teams and clubs), and community partners on co-curricular civic engagement activities - e.g. service, advocacy, fundraising, and more. The McCall Center is nonpartisan and seeks to uphold the university mission to work toward a diverse and sustainable community in which students "think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world."

No matter your interests, skills, passions, or access to resources like time or transportation, we can help you find a way to get involved.

Ready to get started?

Visit our Get Involved page to:

  • find upcoming event and opportunities
  • get connected via email or social media
  • share your own events and needs with us

Visit our Academic Civic Engagement page to:

  • learn about the civic engagement core requirement
  • explore travel courses and independent projects
  • find civic engagement funding and scholarships

 Visit our Programs and Activities page to:

  • connect with our cornerstone events - Pacific Votes, Give & Go, and the Community Collaboration Celebration
  • learn more about our Civic Action Team
  • find resources for launching your own on- and off-campus initiatives

Visit our Student Resources page to:

  • find FAQ about civic engagement at Pacific University
  • find support (including mini-grants) for your own civic engagement projects
  • learn how to use civic engagement to improve your career prospects

Visit our Faculty Resources page to:

  • find resources for teaching civic engagement
  • learn about civic engagement aligned scholarly work  
  • explore the CE course development mini-grant

Visit our Community Parter Resources page to:

  • learn about the types of civic engagement at Pacific and how you and your organization can get involved
  • identify how to best work with students, faculty, and staff
  • find a "who's who" guide for community partners

Visit our About page to:

  • learn about how the MCCE works to help prepare students for lives as informed and active citizens
  • discover the history of the "McCall" name at Pacific University
  • meet our team

We're here to help you find the resources and connections you need! Stay in the loop about our work and opportunities on Instagram and via our semi-regular Civic Action Update emails. If you're looking for something specific that you don't see here, please don't hesitate to reach out.


Contact Us

The McCall Center for Civic Engagement
Pacific Hall 110| 503-352-1570 |
UC A141
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Upcoming Events

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024
Forest Grove, Washburne University Center, Boxer Pause 216
6 p.m. | Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Forest Grove, Old College Hall
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Saturday, April 6, 2024
Forest Grove
4 to 5:15 p.m. | Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Forest Grove, AuCoin Hall, Center for Languages & International Collaboration CLIC (Room 100)


The McCall Center for Civic Engagement at Pacific University is looking for speakers to participate in the first Spirit of Civic Engagement Summit, scheduled for April 6, 2024.

Politics & Government and the Undergraduate Student Senate are proud to host Politics and Sports, a two-part lecture series featuring the annual "In Your Face Lecture." Join us for discussions on labor, media, transgender issues, and justice.

While MLK Day is an official university holiday, it also is an ideal time to volunteer in your community. Learn more about how to turn this "day off" into a "day on" with acts of service honoring the legacy of Dr. King.