CSU students are encouraged to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to find solutions to real-world problems through involvement in applied research and service learning. Under the guidance of world-renowned faculty who are experts in their fields, students develop leadership skills while benefiting their communities.
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Community engagement experiences afford students opportunities to immerse themselves in the issues communities face while supporting the social and civic health of our state through teaching, learning and service. These opportunities promote academic engagement, self-empowerment and lifelong learning. For more than 20 years, the CSU Center for Community Engagement (CCE) has been providing opportunities for students to become change agents in their communities by taking part in service learning programs. The CCE actively advances the CSU’s commitment to inclusivity, equity and student success through high-quality community programs and scholarship.
During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-21, when the majority of community engagement placements were either canceled or held virtually: