Civic Scholarship Initiative
Senior University offers a wide array of educational, cultural, social, and wellness programming with a focus on topics of interest to area adults 55+. Classes are offered on site at Franke Tobey Jones Retirement Community. Puget Sound faculty lecture on a wide variety of subjects, including the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, the politics of aging, Shakespeare, investment and estate planning, the arts, and health issues seniors face today.More Information
The Road Home
Following the passage of House Bill 2163 in 2006, which seeks to reduce homelessness in Washington by 50 percent over the next 10 years, a team of Puget Sound professors began collaborating with the Pierce County Department of Community Services and the Road Home Leadership Team to better understand how the public views homelessness, how it is framed by the media, and what the homeless have to share about their experiences.More Information
The Civic Scholarship Initiative (CSI) connects University of Puget Sound's faculty and students with citizens of the south Puget Sound region in projects of mutual concern. By investing the university's intellectual capital, the initiative provides real-world laboratories for faculty and students to pursue their research and teaching objectives while partnering with regional organizations to solve problems, develop policy, and educate the public on issues of regional and national significance.
Civic Scholarship projects originate from either faculty requests or expressions of interest from community members. All programs promote the university’s educational, service, and research missions, and seek to bring the community and university together in productive and supportive collaboration.