Honored by the Carnegie Foundation

Sacramento State is proud to have earned the prestigious Community Engagement Classification of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In issuing this honor, the foundation recognizes Sacramento State for its institutional focus on and demonstration of community engagement, and the vital role community engagement plays in teaching and learning.

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Community Engagement

Dean with Honors Students

Family Justice Center

A new Family Justice Center being developed by the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office and Sacramento State's College of Health and Human Services, along with a number of public and private agencies and organizations that serve victims of family violence, will further enhance the University's commitment to helping the community. The center will provide comprehensive support services for victims/survivors of domestic violence, according to District Attorney Jan Scully.

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A Campus-Wide Commitment to Engaging the Community

Alternative Break is one of many programs sponsored by Sacramento State's Community Engagement Center.

At a Glance

  • 350-plus community partnerships
  • 250-plus events bringing the community to campus
  • 50-plus centers, institutes and collaboratives engaged with the community
  • A nearly $1 billion economic impact on the regional community

Sacramento State's Community Engagement Honors

Sacramento State has been recognized at the highest national levels for its commitment to community engagement. read more

Partnering with the Region's Major Organizations

Sacramento State partners with cities and major organizations to work together on behalf of all area residents. Highlights include partnering with the March of Dimes for the 2014 March for Babies and partnering with the Sacramento Food Bank and others to host the annual Run to Feed the Hungry. read more

Celebrating and Honoring Community Partners and Those Who Impact Communities

Sacramento State hosts celebrations to honor community members, organizations and alumni who serve the community. read more

Students, Faculty and Centers Focused on Community Engagement

Community Engagement Center

Working closely with local nonprofits, schools and government agencies, Sacramento State's Community Engagement Center organizes service learning and volunteer experiences for students, faculty and staff. read more

Students Serving the Community

From student clubs and organizations to residence halls, Sacramento State students create and participate in outstanding community service events. read more

Community/Industry Advisory Boards and Councils

Leaders in area community organizations, schools, government agencies and industries provide valuable knowledge and experience to Sacramento State's colleges and students by serving on advisory boards and councils. read more

Colleges and Divisions Engaged with the Community

Sacramento State's colleges and divisions serve the community as a resource, as a partner in collaborative initiatives, through centers and institutes engaged with the community, and through offering on- and off-campus cultural and performance events. read more

Faculty Outstanding Community Service Awards

Each year, faculty are selected for Outstanding Community Service awards honoring their service to the region, with documented impact on economic, educational, social or cultural outcomes for the community. read more

Get Involved!

Join Sacramento State on Campus and in the Community

Want to Host an Internship or Service Learning Class?

Internships and service learning opportunities help prepare students to be engaged citizens and prepare them for the workforce while benefiting the host organization. Please contact us if your business or organization would be interested in hosting a Sacramento State student for an internship or service learning experience. read more

Opportunities for Parents and Families

Learn about the ways that Sacramento State creates and strengthens the vital partnership between parents and families of enrolled students and the University. read more

Opportunities for K-12 Students on Campus

Sacramento State hosts numerous opportunities for K-12 students to visit or participate in events on campus. read more

Calendar of Events

Youth Camps and Academies

Summer Academies for High School Students
From June 23-27 and July 14-18, Summer Academies, sponsored by the College of Continuing Education, provide high school students the opportunity to take weeklong courses on campus. Register now! Topics include health careers, fire academy, biotech, engineering and robotics, law enforcement, fashion, forensics, and theater and performing arts.

Athletics Summer Youth Camps
Youth camps are offered by Sacramento State athletic teams at varying times throughout the summer. Register now! The camps include baseball, softball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's basketball, volleyball and sand volleyball.

Peak Adventures Summer Youth Camps
Peak Adventures offers outdoor youth camps at varying times throughout June and July. Register now! For youths ages 9-17, the Green and Gold, Adventure and Expedition Camps offer young people both on- and off-campus adventures ranging from arts and crafts, and scavenger hunts to rock climbing and white-water rafting.

On Campus

2014 Alumni Art Show
June 3-27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kadema Hall, Else Art Gallery Opening reception on June 6, 5-8 p.m., Else Art Gallery

Road Ride: American River Parkway Trail Techniques
June 21, 10 a.m.-noon, beginning on campus
Sacramento State offers coordinated, short rides along the American River Parkway for ages 9 and up.

Visit Sacramento State!

Sacramento State offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Visitors of all ages are welcome to join us on campus for our many arts, athletics, academic, social and cultural events throughout the year.

You're welcome on the Sacramento State campus for the annual Spring Festival of the Arts.

Students at Sacramento State participate in 19 sports. Come to campus to watch our home teams.

The campus calendar lists the wide variety of upcoming events, and the campus and community are invited.

UNIQUE Programs is a Sac State student volunteer group that brings innovative, quality entertainment to campus in the University Union. UNIQUE provides such events as concerts, films, cultural affairs and major lectures.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or if you would like your organization or event to be highlighted here, email us at engagedcampus@csus.edu.