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.
CSU research, scholarship and creative activity contributes to the intellectual and creative vibrancy of campus life while offering solutions to California’s most pressing needs. As a high-impact practice, these activities are critical to fulfilling the CSU’s mission of fostering student success, faculty excellence and public impact.
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The establishment of the CSU Center for Community Engagement (CCE) in 1998—the first of its kind in the nation—has paved the way for many firsts, including the institutionalization of service-learning across all 23 CSU campuses and the establishment of California’s Call to Service Initiative. Today, CCE actively advances the CSU’s commitment to inclusivity, equity and student success through high-quality community programs and scholarship.