A College with a Conscience
Just like the city of San Francisco, SF State is known for valuing activism, social engagement and service to community. The University is one of a select group of schools that Princeton Review calls "Colleges with a Conscience" -- institutions of higher learning that possess both "an administration committed to social responsibilty and a student body actively engaged in serving society."
Good will is an integral part of the curriculum. More than 300 courses combine academic study with community involvement.
During the 2006 - 2007 academic year, 8,743 students volunteered 424,976 hours in agencies and nonprofits throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Valued at the state minimum wage, those staffing contributions total $2.9 million.
SF State has many centers, institutes, and programs that link the University to the Bay Area community and beyond. For a sampling of its community-focused programs, visit the University's Institute for Civic and Community Engagement online: http://www.sfsu.edu/~icce/programs/