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Nominations Now Accepted for University Student Volunteer of the Year

Nomination Deadline: February 23, 2018 at 5:00PM

The annual University Student Volunteer of the Year Award nominations are now open. This 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 those living in Central California.  Self-nominations are accepted.  Please visit http://bit.ly/VOTY2018 to submit a nomination. View a pdf of the application before submitting online.

10 Years, 11 Million Hours of Service

This year, the Jan & Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning celebrates the 10th anniversary of being a named center.  Since then, Fresno State has continued to provide meaningful and impactful service opportunities to students.  As a result, each year, the campus provides over one million hours of service to the community. 

Just this past academic year (2016-17) 14,565 students, faculty, and staff members provided 1,386,449 hours of service to the community--a new annual record--which is equal to an estimated economic value of nearly $40.2 Million.

The services provided range from short-term activities like blood-drives with the Central California Blood Center and Kids Day benefiting Valley Children's Hospital to nearly 200 service-learning courses and long-term teaching internships with local school districts.

Fresno State's commitment to service contributed to Washington Monthly ranking the university as number 25 of the top 30 universities in the nation last year.  In fact, Fresno State was ranked 4th nationally in overall service and first in the percentage of Work Study allocated to community service placements. 

To learn more about how you can contribute to Fresno State's annual service goal, contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079.