In keeping with our national presence and building upon the strengths of Washington’s land grant institution, University Outreach and Leadership’s mission derives its purpose from the UDC mission. Outreach and leadership at UDC enhances access to exposure, enrichment and problem solving through reciprocal relationships for the exchange of knowledge and resources in partnership with individuals, communities, businesses, industries, government and educational institutions.
Community Outreach Programs
Community Service Days (CSDs): CSDs are one-day projects designed to meet the short-term needs of community partners and assist students & student organizations to participate in a low commitment service activity that is convenient & meets their interests. Example projects include sorting donations, preparing meals, painting facilities, and cleaning nature trails. Community Service Days are scheduled on a rolling basis each semester.
Semester Long Programs (SLP): SLPs require students to serve on a more consistent schedule. Students work in schools, community centers, hospitals, and other not-for-profit organizations to name a few.
Individual Placements: Community Outreach staff work with students who are looking for a service placement that meet their personal, academic, or professional interests and needs. Placements can be in the form of community service, employment, or academic internship depending on the needs of the student and the organization. Additionally, we support students who are mandated by a court or the University judicial system to complete a community restitution requirement.