Advocacy Programs



CCE's Advocacy Programs are designed to connect students with advocacy efforts on campus and in the Spokane community.


Ignatian Advocacy Program

This year-long program (September through April) is a collaboration between the Center for Community Engagement, Lincoln Center, Office of Mission & Ministry, Office of Sustainability, and Unity Multicultural Education Center, and brings together students from across campus to learn about faith and justice in the Ignatian context. 


Program Components:

  • Participate in advocacy workshops (Fall semester),
  • Attend the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice (October 26-31, 2023) in Washington D.C., 
  • Lead project-based advocacy work (Spring semester)

Additional Opportunities:

  • Attend the Northwest Ignatian Advocacy Summit (February 22-24) in Seattle, Washington
  • Participate in an Olympia Immersion (February/March 2024) in Olympia, Washington
  • Attend the Ignatian Justice Summit (July 2024), location TBD

Social Justice Issues: Environmental Justice, Migration Justice


Time Commitment: 3-4 hours per month for the academic year, plus attendance at the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice.


Cost: Student participation in this program is currently fully funded by the sponsoring department. 


Applications for the 2023-24 Ignatian Advocacy Program are currently closed. Applications for the 2024-25 program cohort will open in March 2024.



Awareness Campaigns & Voter Education

Join the CCE and our partners for one or more of our many educational and awareness campaigns held on GU's campus. During the 2023-24 academic year CCE will support the following: 

  • Hunger & Homelessness Week (November 13-17, 2023)
  • MLK Day March & Teach-in (January 15, 2024 - In collaboration with UMEC and our Spokane Community Partners
  • Celebrate Abilities Week (March 18-22, 2024)
  • Zagtivism Lecture Series (TBD) - In collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences

Social Justice Issues: Criminal Justice, Disability Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Justice, Housing Justice, Migration Justice, Racial Justice, Voter Education, etc.


Time Commitment: Varies, opportunities range from 2-hour to 1-week commitments.


Cost: Free to participate, food provided at some events


Additional information about these events can be found in Morning Mail and on Zagtivities!



Advocacy Liaisons

Advocacy Liaisons are part of a team of students and CCE staff supporting the success of CCE's Advocacy Programs by collaborating with campus and community partners to organize issue awareness, advocacy and civic engagement programming on campus and in the Spokane community. Advocacy Liaisons are part of the wider CCE community. As an Advocacy Liaison, students gain knowledge and skills in place-based community engagement, community engagement coordination, policy research, issue awareness and education, community organizing and mobilizing, interpersonal communication, public speaking, and creative collaboration. 

Social Justice Issues: Criminal Justice, Disability Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Justice, Housing Justice, Migration Justice, Racial Justice, etc.


Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week for the academic year excluding official university breaks.


Cost: This is a paid position within Student Employment.

Additional information about this paid opportunity can be found on Zagsignite!


If you have questions about CCE's Advocacy Programs, please contact Tiffany Picotte at