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

A Campus-Wide Commitment to Engaging the Community

Sacramento State students participate in the annual Paint the Town event, giving houses in the Oak Park neighborhood a makeover. Sac State's Community Engagement Center partnered with Sacramento NeighborWorks for the event.

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 Assemblyman Roger Dickinson and with Univision TV to host Feria de EducaciĆ³n, a daylong event promoting higher education among the Spanish-speaking community, 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

With events at three different University facilities, Sac State students raised hundreds of dollars toward a cure for ALS. Our video captures the University community in action for a lifesaving cause.

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 Serving Community

Sacramento State faculty are committed to the community, providing service and building enduring partnerships with schools, communities, businesses, organizations, and agencies in order to strengthen and enrich the region. 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