Our Documents


Ways to Engage Infographic

This helps us think about the choices that we have in designing a community engagement project. Many projects start with the characteristics in the left column, but projects that endure and are most likely to have a positive impact reflect the right column. Which will you choose?


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Key Definitions

It helps to have a shared understanding of the terms we use, so we've put together a list of key definitions associated with academy-community relationships. Please help this document improve by suggesting terms that you've come across in your work.


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Meeting Locations

Our community partners often find it easier to meet downtown than on our campuses. We've put together this handy document that lists places in downtown Bellingham where you can hold meetings for groups ranging from 3 to more than 80 people. Please suggest additions!


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Going Forward Together

Elements of Healthy Campus-Community Partnerships

Maintaining healthy campus-community partnerships is a challenge. This document will help keep you and your partners on the right track.


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CEF Partnership List

This is a list of individuals or organizations that Community Engagement Fellows are currently, actively collaborating with in a variety of capacities. The goal of this list is to reveal potential partnerships within the program, support new opportunities to collaborate, or discover shared partnerships that already exist.


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Our programming takes place on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, particularly the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.

(For more information: WWU Tribal Relations)

Thank you to the numerous organizations that have empowered and continue to support this collaborative effort through co-sponsoring events and providing meeting space, expertise, and communication support. Special thanks to Eastern Washington University, Northwest Indian College, University of Puget Sound, Whatcom County Library System, and Whiteswan Environmental for their ongoing dedication to the work.

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