In 2013, the CSU Chancellor's Office Center for Community Engagement is a full
partner in the California State University's service to the public good through
the work of its 23 campuses and its local and global communities.
The CSU Chancellor's Office Center for Community Engagement, as a driving and
innovative force, advances the California State University's systemwide and multi-campus
commitment to serving the economic, public policy and social needs of our state.
Our Definition of Community Engagement
While there are several definitions for community engagement and each campus has the
prerogative to develop a definition that represents the culture of its campus and regional
community the CSU Chancellor's Office is using, with a slight adaptation, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching and Learning's definition.
Community Engagement describes the collaboration between higher
education institutions and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global)
for the mutually beneficial exchange and production of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership
Examples of community engagement activities include, but are not limited to:
- voter registration drives
- community-based research
- community-centered forums
- alternative spring breaks
- community based internships
- community service