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Effective 3/19/2020, the Office of Community Partnerships' physical office is closed to the public until further notice. Staff can be contacted during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm) by email and telephone.

Contact Us:  ocp@uw.edu, (253) 692-4527

UW Tacoma was borne of an engaged community, which continues to inform our orientation today. We recognize that the most successful UW Tacoma community partnerships are transformative and result in each partner achieving more together then they can alone. Within our strategic plan, we acknowledge that partnerships flourish when they are supported with infrastructure including organizational processes, communication channels, staffing, and funding. 

OCP Stands Ready To:

  • Support campus events that promote community engaged partnerships.
  • Build partnerships by facilitating interactions and meetings between UWT Staff/Faculty and the community.
  • Help make introductions with/for community members.
  • Explore other options for partnerships.
  • Maintain the Community Engagement Data Portal.


Events and Happenings

Carnegie Classification Badge

In 2020, UW Tacoma was named a recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement.

Partnership News

Opening Statement

Legal Pathways Director Patricia Sully in her office.
March 4, 2020
Legal Pathways Director Patricia Sully is using her skills as a trained lawyer to turn UW Tacoma into a hub for legal education in the South Sound.
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Learning in the Community

Image of steel W on UW Tacoma campus
February 27, 2020
Classrooms are ground zero for UW Tacoma's commitment to community engagement. In one, students learn how they can share their Spanish skills outside ...
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Founding Stories

Recording device used for oral history interviews.
January 29, 2020
On the eve of our 30th anniversary, the UW Tacoma Library is spearheading a project to document the origins and development of UW Tacoma through oral ...
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