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Student Engagement

Over half of EWU graduating Seniors volunteer or participate in community organizations during their time at EWU.

EWU students have many opportunities to engage in volunteer work, internships, service learning, community engagement and study abroad. The Office of Community Engagement offers information on service learning and group service opportunities. More information on internships is available on our Internships pages, which provides profiles of EWU students and their internships. Information on volunteer opportunities can also be found on our volunteer pages. Service Learning Courses, such as Communication, Community and Citizenship (CMST 207), combine student learning with personal experiences interacting with various populations in the community to reach a higher level of learning. Communication Studies service learning activities are featured in the Service Learning Showcase.

To augment the 6 years of  National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) data on student engagement, graduating seniors were asked to share their  internship, community service and volunteer experiences while attending EWU in the annual EWU Graduating Senior Exit Survey.  The chart below indicates the type of internship or community service engagement these students participated in:

source: EWU Graduating Senior Survey

Examples of these engagement experiences can be found here.  EWU has exceed its NSSE peers in student internship, practicum and field experiences for 5 out of 6 years:

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Contact Information

Office of Institutional Research, Demography & Assessment
220 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

phone: 509.359.6564