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Dornsife Center for Community Engagement

As a recipient of the Carnegie Foundations Elective Classification for Community Engagement, Whitworth is committed to advancing collaboration between our institution and the Spokane community for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

The Dornsife Center for Community Engagement brings together students, faculty, staff and community partners in strategic service that strengthens communities while enriching educational programs, equipping students in both mind and heart to honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity.

Whether you are a community partner looking to share your service opportunities with the Whitworth community or a student, faculty or staff member looking for volunteer opportunities, please visit:

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Contact Information



Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Weyerhaeuser Hall Room #104


In the Dornsife Center, we aspire to: 

  • Advance Whitworth's engagement in Spokane, centering the public purpose of higher education within Whitworth's mission to “honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity."  
  • Champion Whitworth’s tradition of award-winning excellence in community engagement by promoting innovation and reciprocity between the institution and the community. 
  • Engage students to deepen their understanding and appreciation of human differences, build their capacity to change the world, explore their vocational discernment, and instill an enduring commitment to be active in their community. 
  • Elevate the assets and knowledge of our partner communities to foster reconciliation and mutual understanding in the pursuit of an equitable future. 


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