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Now Recruiting 2020-21 Richter Center Student Leaders! 

Deadline to Apply: Monday, May 4, 2020

The Richter Center is currently recruiting student leaders for the 2020-21 academic year.  Due to COVID-19, we are in the process of converting our previously planned face-to-face informational sessions to virtual meetings.  We'll post more information soon.  In the meantime, learn more about the four available teams, the application and selection process at

The four teams include:

  • Richter Center Ambassadors nurture and promote Fresno State’s culture of service.

  • Alternative Break Team Leaders plan and implement short-term service projects for Fresno State students to engage in over spring break.

  • Reflection Facilitators (ReFs) facilitate discussions at one-day service events and lead reflection for a variety of student groups to help students make meaning from their experience.
  • The SERVE Committee plans one-day service events to help students get involved with the community.

Visit to review position descriptions and to download the program application.  Applications are due by end of day on Monday, May 4, 2020.

You can also direct inquiries to Mellissa Jessen-Hiser ( or Taylan Parker ( or by calling 559.278.7079. 

Breaking Records 

We are so pleased to report that this past academic year (2018-19), 18,932 students, faculty, and staff members provided 1,401,010 hours of service to the community which is equal to an estimated economic value of over $42.7 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 an average of 156 service-learning courses and long-term teaching internships with local school districts.

Fresno State's commitment to service contributed to the 2018 Washington Monthly, ranking the university as number 24 of the top 30 universities in the nation. In fact, Fresno State was ranked second 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