Students Michael Kenny and Amanda Wildes solicited donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during the 2010 Up 'til Dawn fundraiser.

Service Counts


In honor of CSU, Chico's 125th anniversary, the University has launched a special campaign to celebrate its commitment to service. The year-long campaign, My Service Counts, calls on the campus community—students, faculty, and staff—to perform 125,000 hours of community service in 2012. CSU, Chico alumni, parents of current students, and friends of the University are also challenged to match this number through an additional 125,000 hours.

The public campaign is documented through a dedicated website that serves as a scoreboard, volunteer log, and storybook. The site shows running totals of volunteer hours and the stories behind those hours. This living document features the CSU, Chico family doing its finest work.

My Service Counts commemorates the values that define CSU, Chico. Since its founding as a normal school in 1887, the University has been a steadfast community partner. Out of its doors have come outstanding teachers, nurses, scientists, social workers, and activists, all of whom have been schooled in the tradition of volunteerism. My Service Counts is both a tribute to this legacy and a touchstone of collegiate public service. Says Paul Zingg of the ambitious campaign, “Our goal is to set the bar high through this challenge, effecting an even broader recognition of our record as a place where community service and civic engagement matter.”


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