Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

All Programs

  • Evening of Recognition
    The annual spring program celebrates the many accomplishments of students, faculty and staff. Members of the CWU community who contribute in extraordinary, though oftentimes quiet, ways for the betterment of our campus are recognized at this semi-formal event. (Spring Quarter)
  • International Community Program
    The International Community Program promotes beneficial interaction between CWU's international and American students. It then guides them to work together in leadership and community engagement roles. This promotes cross-cultural friendships, understanding, and learning opportunities. Various events, such as hikes and meet-and-greet parties, will be held throughout the academic year. (Ongoing)
  • Kittitas Connect
    Kittitas Connect brings together a series of events with the purpose of getting CWU students into the community in positive ways. Student volunteers will complete various tasks, throughout downtown Ellensburg and along the Yakima River. (Fall Quarter)
  • Earth Month
    April is dedicated to the environment locally and globally. Activities at CWU include the Olmstead Spring Cleanup, Mt. Stuart ElemenTree, City Litter Cleanup, Downtown Cleanup, and the long-running Yakima River Cleanup. Join us for one or all of these events to show your concern for the environment, meet new people and spend some time outside. (Spring Quarter)
  • Martin Luther King Jr Week
    Activities recognizing the late civil rights leader include a candlelight vigil, a film screening and activities with local elementary school children. This event aims to educate young students about the revolutionary work of Martin Luther King Jr.. Past sponsors have included The Center for Diversity and Social Justice, Africana & Black Studies, Museum of Culture & Environment, Students for the Dream LLC, Kittitas Coalition for Human Rights and Campus Life. (Winter Quarter)
  • Chavez-King Leadership Institute
    The Chavez-King Leadership Institute for Social Change seeks to foster a generation of active and engaged leaders committed to civic responsibility, diversity, and social justice in local and global contexts The institute offers student leaders the education, resources, training, skills development, and experience required for effective leadership, professional development, and personal enrichment in the 21st century.
  • Random Acts of Kindness
    Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week is a worldwide celebration of kindness that takes place in February each year. RAK is dedicated to inspiring people to practice kindness and pass it on to others. (Winter Quarter)
  • Forget Me Not Bingo
    CWU students and older adults are coming together in a fun filled afternoon of bingo and raffles. Students will develop their communication skills and interpersonal skills while getting the opportunity to communicate and interact with older adults while playing bingo. (Winter Quarter)