Community Impact Certificate

The Community Impact Certificate is designed to provide students with a transformative complement to their chosen academic education at Walla Walla University, impacting them personally and professionally by: 

  • Exposing them to new ideas about culture and society, and their place in it; 
  • Engaging them in real-world projects and experiences that demand skillful leadership, hard work, and diplomacy; 
  • Challenging them to think critically about responsible development and community impact practices; 


  • Connecting them with resources that help them build industry connections and experience; 
  • Developing their cross-cultural communications skills. 
  • Help them develop the skills to assess communities’ needs and develop strategies to respond to those needs.  



This program aims to engage all of its students deeply, fostering a focused community that actively learns, grows and serves together. When the requirements for the emphasis are met, they will receive a certificate on their transcript and diploma that can be seen as representing a degree of expertise in preparing them for humanitarian careers. 


Curricular Components (Total of 18-20 credits for completion) 


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