Connecting the Humanities to our Communities

The Engaged Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University supports and promotes a variety of educational, research, and public engagement initiatives to deepen faculty engagement and student learning, connect meaningfully with the greater Tacoma and Pierce County community, and partner for social change.

Engaged Humanities Projects

  • Support for faculty to design and implement high impact community engagement components in courses
  • Facilitate internships for students in the Humanities and interdisciplinary programs
  • Promote and support the Digital Humanities Lab and other Digital Humanities efforts
  • Partner with local schools and PLU faculty to create the new Parkland Literacy Center

Please contact Kevin O’Brien at with questions about these efforts and let us know if you’d like to participate!