Fresno State students tutor young children at tables in a library.

10 Years, 10 Million Hours of Service

This year, Fresno State celebrates over 10 million hours of service to the community, provided over 10 years.  Just this past academic year (2015-16) 20,097 students, faculty, and staff members provided 1,202,370 hours of service to the community--equal to an estimated economic value of over $33.8 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.  In fact, Fresno State was ranked 4th nationally in overall service and first in the percentage of Work Study allocated to community service placements. 

Read more about the 10 million hours milestone and the Washington Monthly ranking at Fresno State News.

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

John D. Welty Award for Excellence in Community Service

Nomination Deadline: October 28, 2016; 5:00 PM

Elizabeth OlenchalkNominations for the 2016 John D. Welty Award for Excellence in Community Service are now being accepted.  The award comes with a $2,500 scholarship and is given to a student who exemplifies the commitment to service championed by Dr. Welty during his 22 years as Fresno State's President.

In order to be eligible for the award, students must be regularly enrolled, in good academic standing, have completed a minimum of 150 hours of accredited service over the last 12 months (August 2015 to August 2016) and meet other university scholarship requirements.  To apply, please use the nomination form.