Now Recruiting Richter Center Student-Leaders!

The Richter Center is currently recruiting student-leaders for the 2014-15 academic year.  Positions include:

  • The Richter Center Ambassadors
  • Reflection Facilitators
  • The SERVE Committee

For more information about each position, including position descriptions, visit 

Download the program application and apply today!

Applications are due by  Friday, April 25th at 12:00 PM.


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Students involved in a service learning projectWatch this video to learn more about the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning

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Honor an Outstanding Student-Volunteer 

University Student Volunteer of the Year Award      

Nomination deadline: Thursday, April 10, 2014

The University Volunteer of the Year Selection Committee is accepting applications for the California State University, Fresno Student Volunteer of the Year Award. Nominations must be received by Thursday, April 10, 2014 in order to be considered. Anyone can nominate a Fresno State student for this award. Self-nominations are also accepted.

The University Student Volunteer of the Year Award honors Fresno State students who have made a difference in our community through exceptional gifts of their time and talent. Simply nominating a student affirms and celebrates their efforts to improve the quality of life for all of us in Central California.

Download the nomination form.  For more information about the award please contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079.

Hours and Hours of Service

Fresno State has once again provided over one million hours of service to the community.  During the 2012-13 academic year, 14,245 students, faculty, and staff spent 1,055,257 hours serving others.  These hours equal an estimated value of $27,169,550.

The services provided range from short-term activities like blood-drives with the Central California Blood Center to long-term teaching internships with local school districts.

Also included in this year's totals was the new Scholars in Service program.  Twenty students provided 3,442 hours of service with select community benefit organizations targeting the neighborhood surrounding the university, including the El Dorado Park and Sierra Madre/Vinland neighborhoods.  Through their work, the students addressed such issues as whole family health and wellness, literacy, food insecurity, and more.

Since 2001, Fresno State has provided 7,669,000 hours of service with a total economic impact of $172 million.