Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.35
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date Sept. 10, 2012
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California State University, Fullerton
PAE-22: Community Service Participation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.85 / 6.00 Kathleen Costello
Assistant Director
Center for Internships & Community Engagement
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The number of students engaged in community service:
18,667

Total number of students, which may exclude part-time, continuing education and/or non-credit students:
23,070

The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:

CSUF has received the highest national recognition for 5 consecutive years for community engagement accomplishments. In 2011-12 roughly half of all enrolled students engaged in course-related or voluntary service (or both), totaling over 1.4 million hours of service to the community. Engagement is integrated into the mission statement and is part of everything the university does, from faculty teaching and research, to student learning and service, to institutional outreach and partnerships, to sharing facilities and resources. For institution-wide integration of engagement, CSUF was classified in 2008 in the joint categories of curricular engagement and outreach and partnerships by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (a 10-year classification awarded to only 125 institutions in the country in 2008, the year it was awarded to CSUF). (FTE enrollment: 35,311; full-time only enrollment: 23,070)

The Volunteer & Service Center provides quality volunteer service to the community. It designs and implements social justice programming in collaboration with campus and community members. The Volunteer & Service Center seeks to broaden the knowledge and experience of CSUF students by fostering the development of character, sensitivity and civic mindedness, ensuring that students become responsible and active members of society. The Volunteer & Service Center offers non-profit connections and resources for planning community service events.

The Center for Internships and Community Engagement provides support services for students including:
-Orientations on academic internship and service-learning opportunities, departmental guidelines, and the registration process;
-Develop sites and post academic internships and service-learning positions that offer appropriate learning experiences, a professional environment, academic relevance, and appropriate supervision;
-Ensure that all academic internship and service-learning opportunities conform to established risk management guidelines for meaningful, high quality, and safe experiences.

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