About Carnegie Reclassification
Sacramento State first received the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification in 2010.
As an institution committed to community engagement, we received reclassification in 2020.
Community Engagement Defined
Community engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning, prepare educated, engaged citizens, strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.