Civic Scholarship Initiative

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.