Dumke Center for Civic Engagement
The Katherine W. Dumke Center for Civic Engagement is a campus resource that facilitates volunteer opportunities, student-run service programs, community-engaged learning, and other civic engagement activities for the Westminster community. Our mission is to enhance student education through community-based learning and leadership opportunities.
What We Do
- Host events addressing the challenges of our community members
- Provide both short- and long-term volunteering opportunities to students, faculty, staff, and the community
- Run student-leadership programs through budgeting, mentorship, and faculty involvement
- Help faculty incorporate community-engaged learning elements into their curriculum
- Recognize outstanding students and committed volunteers who promote civic engagement
The Center for Civic Engagement debuted as Westminster’s Volunteer Center in 1999 and expanded with the college’s growing desire to improve our community. In 2015, Katherine W. “Kay” Dumke blessed our center with the means to continue expanding our commitment. Kay devoted her life to making the Salt Lake community a better place. In honor of her legacy, we named our program the Katherine W. Dumke Center for Civic Engagement. Ever since, our center has reached over 13,000 students through our programming and conducted nearly 500,000 hours of service. Our Carnegie Classification in Community Engagement and President’s Honor Roll of Community Engagement awards reflect Westminster’s academic commitment to shaping conscious citizens.
Who We Are