CSU, Chico News

CSU, Chico Once Again on National Honor Roll for Civic Engagement

Date: 03-18-2008

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico has once again been designated as a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. This honor, the second in a row for CSU, Chico, highlights the University’s civic engagement activities during 2007.

In 2006, the year the community service honor roll program was launched, CSU, Chico was one of 10 schools to be a finalist for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Award for Excellence in General Community Service.

“The fact that we have been named to the Honor Roll with Distinction two years in a row demonstrates a national effort to recognize the type of work Chico State students have always seen as important,” said Deanna Berg, CSU, Chico director of civic engagement. “Community service programs such as CAVE and CLIC have been at CSU, Chico for over 40 years. The students who run these organizations deserve to be highlighted at the national level.”

More than 500 colleges and universities submit entries to be included in the honor roll program, sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and Campus Compact. The Corporation for National and Community Service is an independent federal agency created to foster volunteerism and service in the U.S.

Besides CSU, Chico, the CSU campuses of Monterey Bay, LA, Fullerton, Northridge, Humboldt and San Francisco also received inclusion in the Honor Roll with Distinction.

Among the outstanding civic engagement programs at CSU, Chico are Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE) and Community Legal Information Center (CLIC). CAVE student volunteers help more than 30,000 clients annually, and CLIC student volunteers provide free referrals and legal information to more than 12,000 clients.