At Gonzaga, we break down traditional barriers and work together with our partners for the benefit of our state and local community. From advancing medical education to promoting human rights, we lead and collaborate with industry, public and nonprofit agencies, and higher education partners to address our region’s toughest economic and social challenges.
Our collaborations are strongly connected to our teaching and learning programs—tapping into our faculty expertise and enriching our students’ education. For instance, in the School of Engineering, we partner with local companies to design solutions to real-world engineering problems. And in the School of Business Administration, we work with Spokane's existing enterprises and entrepreneurs to develop new products and advance business ventures in the community.
Our university-wide commitment to working with the communities we serve has earned us a national reputation of excellence. We are one of only 361 universities and colleges nationwide to hold the prestigious Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.