Civic Engagement and Social Justice

Welcome to the home of civic engagement, volunteering, and social justice education at the University of Puget Sound. We are housed in the Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement (CICE) and serve as the one of the ways for students to connect with the city of Tacoma for civic engagement, social justice, and service-learning activities. Here, students are urged to draw connections between their curricular studies, co-curricular involvement, and off-campus communities. CICE and its programs nurture these connections by offering students many opportunities to become active members of our community while completing their degree at the University of Puget Sound.

Did you know?

  • CICE is lovingly referred to as the "Yellow House," due to its yellow paint, because we are just that creative.
  • CICE works to connect students with many community partner agencies and non-profits, seeking to help students contribute to Tacoma, while providing them unique opportunities to learn from all Tacoma has to offer. 

  • Many of our students become involved in areas that are related to their academic interests, while others decide to explore a newly discovered passion or concern, or even an area of personal significance.

  • CICE offers students access, either as a group or as an individual, to area agencies and families who welcome their time, talent, and ideas.

  • Examples of areas that have developed a strong history of support with Puget Sound students include  K-12 education, adult literacy and ESL tutoring, youth advocacy, ecological advocacy, food insecurity, and women's rights.