Welcome to the University of Puget Sound's Community Involvement & Action Center (CIAC). The CIAC is the primary connection between the campus community and the city of Tacoma for community service and service learning activities. The CIAC offers students many opportunities to become active citizens in our community while completing their degree at the University of Puget Sound.
According to data collected by CIAC over the years approximately 75% of the Puget Sound student population is involved in some type of service activity during the year. The fact that CIAC helps to coordinate the needs of approximately 250 community agencies offers our campus population many resources for diverse service opportunities. Many of our students become involved in areas that are academically-related, some decide to pursue an interest discovered prior to attending Puget Sound or one that reflects a personal concern. CIAC offers students access, either as a group or as an individual, to area agencies and families who welcome their time, talent, and ideas. Interests such as K-12 education, adult literacy and ESL tutoring; advancing the abilities of developmentally disabled youth and adults; residential assistance for people with AIDS; advocating on behalf of children, ecological advocacy, and women's rights are only a few areas that have developed a strong history of support with Puget Sound students.