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 impacting their communities.
CSU research, scholarship and creative activity positively impact student success and faculty excellence by providing opportunities to investigate and solve the issues facing California’s diverse communities, the nation and the world.
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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.