Center for Community Engagement


2012-13 Academic Year

CSU service learning and community engagement offices partner with nearly 3000 community organizations, with more than 63,000 students enrolled in 2,985 courses across the system.

Nearly half of CSU students are involved in some type of community service—a total of 32 million hours of service annually.

Additionally, 16 CSU campuses were named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes higher education institutions for their commitment to and achievement in community service. Nearly half of CSU students are involved in some type of community service—a total of 32 million hours of service annually, with a total economic impact of $708 million.*

CCE and campus community engagement offices received $2.3 million in external funding to support service learning, a return on investment of $2 for every dollar invested by the state for community engagement.

2013 President’s Honor Roll Awardees

    16 CSU campuses named tot Presidents Honor Roll
  • General Community Service Finalist: Dominguez Hills and Monterey Bay
  • Honor Roll Members with Distinction: Fresno, Fullerton and Northridge
  • Honor Roll Members: Channel Islands, Chico, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos and Stanislaus

National Awardees

CSU Monterey Bay (CSUMB) received the 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award from The Washington Center. CSUMB is the third CSU campus to receive this prestigious award. CSU San Bernardino received the award in 2012 and San Francisco State in 2011.

CSU Fresno’s Provost William A. Covino was awarded AASCU’s 2013 William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement. The award is given by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in recognition of exemplary leadership in advancing civic learning through a variety of programs and activities. (Dr. Covino became the 7th President at CSU Los Angeles in September 2013).

Dr. Seth Pollack, Director of the Service Learning Institute at CSU Monterey Bay was named as the recipient of California Campus Compact’s 2013 Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence & Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education.

CSU San Bernardino was selected as a member of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (Lead Initiative), which recognizes and supports a network of 73 colleges and universities with strong commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement.

*Based on the accepted 2012 national volunteer rate of $22.14 per hour by the Independent Sector.