Campus: San Francisco State University - July 1, 2005
Princeton Review Names SFSU a 'College with a Conscience'
San Francisco State's civic engagement and service learning programs are
detailed in the newly released "Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools With
Outstanding Community Involvement" (Random House/Princeton Review Books). Geared
toward prospective students, the book is a guide to the nation's most socially
"We pride ourselves on being a civically engaged University," said SFSU President
Robert A. Corrigan. "Our faculty and student body are committed to making positive
contributions to both our surrounding communities and those around the globe.
Community service is the hallmark of an SFSU education and with this latest
recognition, we hope to bring an increasing number of civic-minded students to
Selected by the Princeton Review and Campus Compact, a national organization
committed to the civic purposes of higher education, the 81 colleges were judged
on the following criteria: the college's admissions practices and scholarships,
rewarding community service, support for service-learning programs, student
activism and student voice in school governance and level of social engagement
of its student body.
SFSU was singled out as having one of the largest community-service learning
programs in the nation. During the 2003-04 school year, more than 7,000 SFSU
students conducted volunteer work as part of their studies.
The book points out that SFSU is also unique in its public acknowledgement of
service: Students earn an extra course unit when they enroll in community-service
learning classes and their volunteer hours are listed on their official transcripts.
SFSU was included along with neighbors Stanford and UC Berkeley and all 81 schools
were praised by Princeton Review Vice President of Publishing Robert Franek, as
having "both an administration committed to social responsibility and a student
body actively engaged in serving society. Education at these schools isn't only
about private gain; it's about public good."
For more information about the book, visit the Random House Web site at
Matt Itelson, (415) 338-1743,
Audrey Tang (415) 338-1665, firstname.lastname@example.org