Engaged community partnerships

WSU Spokane houses and collaborates with service and outreach units that enrich the community; improve the quality of K–12 and post-secondary education; and foster partnerships with business, medical, and health industries—activities that promote growth throughout the Inland Northwest.

Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU) »

Formerly the Area Health Education Center (AHEC), CAFRU is a unit of WSU Extension located in Spokane and conducting research and offering expertise in the area of childhood trauma and its effects on individuals and community.

CityLab »

WSU Spokane CityLab provides students and teachers with valuable experiences in biotechnology and related sciences and the benefits of inquiry-styled teaching, laboratory instruction, cutting-edge technology, and a strong mentoring system.

Drug Information Center »

The only such resource in Washington State, the Drug Information Center (DIC) serves health care professionals by answering critical questions on drug use and its possible side effects.

Hearing and Speech Clinic »

The Hearing and Speech Clinic offers screening, evaluation, and rehabilitation for a broad range of communication problems for people of all ages.

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) »

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) provides African American, Latino/a, Native American, Pacific Islander, and female students with an awareness of the many career opportunities in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and science.

Native American Health Sciences Program »

Washington State University Spokane actively recruits Native American students to health care fields through two programs – a student recruitment and retention program, and a two-week summer institute for Native American high school students.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) »

PLTW’s programs emphasize critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving. The hands-on learning engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they may not otherwise pursue, and provides them with a foundation and proven path to post-secondary training and career success in STEM-related fields.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) »

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) promotes economic vitality within Washington communities by providing expert business advising, demand-driven training, and applied research.

Spokane County Extension »

Spokane County Extension builds community through youth, family, and natural resource initiatives.

Health Sciences STEM Center »

The WSU Health Science STEM Education Research Center is focused on increasing student awareness of, access to, and success in the health sciences professions.

University Center for Innovation »

WSU’s University Center for Innovation is located at the east end of Main Street and provides assistance to individuals and businesses with great ideas they wish to develop.

Upward Bound »

This is a federally funded program that helps first-generation, low-income and at-risk high school students in Ferry and Stevens County to gain the academic skills and motivation they need for success in school, college, and everyday life.


WSU Spokane
Phone: 509-358-7500

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495

Shipping Address:
412 E Spokane Falls Blvd,
Spokane, WA 99202