Urban

Local Connect - volunteering through Warner PacificWarner Pacific is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, one of the country’s most vibrant and unique cities. Bursting with artists, musicians, restaurants, and boutiques, Portland offers something for everyone. In addition to campus activities, students are encouraged to explore all that Portland has to offer.

First Year Learning Communities info buttonAs an urban college designed to serve students from diverse backgrounds, we know that for a city to thrive, its leaders must be prepared to engage actively in a constantly changing world.


WPC students visit urban rooftop gardenWarner Pacific’s investment in our students isn’t just about what happens in their lives during the four-year period on campus. Our mission is far reaching as we empower young leaders to transform their neighborhoods and engage actively in a constantly changing world.
Dr. Cook, President

The College’s holistic education with an emphasis on servant leadership shaped how I want to use my skills to impact and serve my community.
Robert Brewer ’13

Warner Pacific students volunteering in the citySince most of my work during my summer internship consisted of being out in the community with people, I witnessed issues pertaining to the lives of the residents in our city. I would never have imagined looking at the faces of men and women tell me how difficult it is living on the streets.
Jessie Osuna-Mondragon ’16

My professors taught me to think not just about me; it’s about what I’m going to do with my degree to benefit society.
Vanessa Ruelas ’15

Through First-Year Learning Communities (FYLC), Warner Pacific is seeking to redefine what it means to be urban. For too long, people associated urban with words like “decay.” But here we are, saying that urban is positive, a word rich with life; our city is a place where meaningful collaborations spark the creative thinking that deeply impacts our city and our world.
Jessie Thompson, Director of Learning Communities