We do. San Francisco State's civic engagement and service
learning programs are detailed in the newly released "Colleges
with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools With Outstanding Community Involvement"
(Random House/Princeton Review Books). Geared toward prospective students,
the book is a guide to the nation's most socially responsible colleges.
Selected by the Princeton Review and Campus Compact, the 81 colleges,
including neighbors Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley,
were praised as having "both an administration committed to social
responsibility and a student body actively engaged in serving society.
Education at these schools isn't only about private gain: it's about
SFSU was singled out as having one of the largest community-service
learning programs in the nation. During the 2003–04 school year
more than 7,000 SFSU students conducted volunteer work as part of their
The book points out that SFSU is also unique in its public acknowledgement
of service: Students earn an extra course unit when they enroll in community-service
learning classes, and their volunteer hours are listed on their official
For more information: www.randomhouse.com