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Community On the Rise

We know when we work together, we all rise. On the Rise: The Campaign for Sacramento State supports a culture of engaged learning and involvement that pervades Sacramento and the region. Our students, alumni, faculty, and staff are committed to making a difference in their communities and the lives of everyone in our region and world.

Community On the Rise

Every day, our students, alumni, staff, and faculty engage with the community to serve its citizens and provide solutions to a variety of society's short- and long-term needs.

Every year, Sacramento State students provide 2 million hours of community service to the Sacramento region, not including time spent in clinical rotations or unpaid internships.

Driven by our Anchor University mission, we are committed to work with and for our community, and to use our knowledge and research strengths to advance the greater good. We are a steadfast partner in driving the long-term success of our regional economy, improving access and equity for all who seek an education, and supporting and celebrating the diversity of our community.

Sacramento State's impact on the community extends beyond the efforts of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The campus itself is a presence that defines our region. We serve our region through:

We know our success as a University is dependent upon a thriving community and that when we work together to lift others up, we all rise.

Spotlight: Nayeli Castañeda

As a single mother, Nayeli Castañeda found her way to college and built community along the way. She now serves others in need.

Spotlight: Phil Oldening

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, Phil Oldening knew he could help. He rallied his peers with Sac State’s Chapter of the Society of Mechanical Engineers and together they used innovation and technology to address an urgent societal need.

Spotlight: Bernice Bass de Martinez

This Sac State faculty member said she can't imagine not being involved and supporting her community.

Invest in the Future

There are countless ways to support the student experience.

Scholarships are among the most rewarding ways you can put your philanthropic investment to use at Sacramento State. Scholarships — whether created by an individual, a group, or an organization through tax-deductible donations — ensure that Sacramento State remains affordable and accessible, as well as provide opportunities to inspire and honor our ambitious students.

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