CSU, Chico News

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

Date: 03-16-2009

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico has once again been designated as a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This honor, the third in a row for CSU, Chico, highlights the University’s civic engagement activities during 2008.

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. In 2007, CSU, Chico received the “Honor Roll with Distinction” designation.

Besides CSU, Chico, 15 CSU campuses received honor roll designations, including Fresno (which was awarded one of the six top Presidential Awards), and Monterey Bay, Northridge, San Marco and San Francisco, each of which received Honor Roll with Distinction designations.

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.

Six hundred and thirty-five colleges and universities submitted entries to be included in the honor roll program in 2008, 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 United States.