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-23: Community Service Hours

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Kathleen Costello
Assistant Director
Center for Internships & Community Engagement
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The number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:
1,407,850

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:

Students performed more than 1.4 million hours of course-related and voluntary service in 2011-12.
Our signature community service project was founded in 1969 and engages students from clubs and organizations who raise funds, recruit campers from local shelters and group homes, and train the counselor staff of 65 CSUF students. Sixty-five counselors serve at least 225 hours during the week-long camp in June (and 30 hours training during semester) for 150 underprivileged children aged 7 to 14. In addition, there are several activities throughout the year that help maintain the positive outcomes the children gain at camp. In addition to voluntary activities such as Camp Titan, students engage in service-learning experiences such as assisting English as a Second Language instructors at local community colleges to assist adult English learners; embedding preschool classroom experience into the curriculum for future teachers in the Child and Adolescent Studies major; or creating and executing marketing plans for nonprofit clients for the capstone Public Relations course in the Communications degree program. Hundreds of thousands of hours of service are performed by students serving academic internships, as well. (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 Cal State Fullerton 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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