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About Carnegie Classification

In 2020, Sac State was one of just 119 U.S. colleges and universities to be named a Carnegie Community-Engaged Campus. Sac State also received this classification in both 2010 and 2015.

The Carnegie Classification is a nationally recognized and prestigious designation for institutions to demonstrate their commitment to engagement. The classification process is intended to improve educational effectiveness of the campus through institutionalizing community engagement.

Learn more about the Carnegie Classification

Our Commitment

Sacramento State is pursuing this classification because it reflects our campus commitment to community engagement. As demonstrated in our Strategic Planning as well as our Mission Statement and Vision, Sac State prides its engagement as a key component of who we are and what we do.

In order to achieve these goals, we want to create more engagement opportunities for Sac State students because these opportunities support student learning outcomes.

Reclassification Process

Since 2016, a Task Force on Campus Engagement has been working to gather evidence and craft a narrative that demonstrates the changes the campus has made to strengthen institutionalized campus engagement since the last time we were classified in 2010. In order to demonstrate that engagement is deeply enbedded across all programs and dvisions, this group has been looking for "engagement" across all aspects of the campus, not just in one college, program, or unit (such as budget, strategic plans, RTP documents, student curricula, planning, etc.).

We will be gathering evidence and crafting a narrative that:

  • demonstrates the changes the campus has made to strengthen institutionalized campus engagement since the last time we were classified in 2010
  • demonstrates “engagement” across all aspects of the campus, not just in one college, not just in one program or unit.
  • demonstrates that engagement it is deeply embedded across all programs and divisions, including budget, strategic plans, RTP documents, student curricula, planning, etc.

Reclassification Leadership

Under the auspices of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. James German, and Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Chevelle Newsome, the Carnegie Reclassification Process will be led by: