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Community Outreach Program 

With over 30 non-profit partnerships, Community Outreach programs offer students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to serve and give back to our local community and campus. Community service is integral to the CSU culture, which includes signature events such as Day of Service, Alternative Spring Break, and Cougarthon. Students can search for different ways to get involved with these Volunteer programs via CSUInvolve.

Mission: Community Outreach connects, students, faculty, staff and community members to resources, public scholarships, and opportunities for meaningful service.

Vision: To assist in the delivery of services, gain valuable experience, and engage in successful applied-learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Community Outreach provide students the opportunity to serve on campus and connect with community members through various sectors and backgrounds.

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Volunteer Programs 

A series of programs that provide students with the opportunity to gain service hours through Community Outreach initiatives. These opportunities are organized by Community Outreach and typically happen once a month. Not only does Community Outreach provide students to volunteer opportunities on a monthly basis, we also work closely with our community partners to find new and recurring opportunities within the. Click HERE  for our community partner directory. 

Day Of Service 2020

An annual service day within the Columbus community which partners with over 30 non-profits is to provide student, faculty, staff and community partners with an opportunity to engage through service. This day is designed for students to gain more insight on how service impacts our community. It's our hope that it creates the initial opportunity for students to network with our community partners and serve them throughout the academic year.





Cougarthon is an annual campus wide philanthropic dance marathon event that is a yearlong fundraiser that benefits our local children's miracle network hospital. This 6-hour event encompasses, dancing, challenges, and testimonies from our miracle families. Students involved in Dance Marathon gain valuable skills in fundraising, peer management, delegation and philanthropy. Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs have collectively raised more than $200 million since 1991.


Cougarthon 2021

Date: Thursday, March 4
Location: Student Recreation Center
Time: 8pm-1am

Click here to sign up or donate! 


2019-2020 Cougarthon Executive Board

Co- Director: Jachinma Onyeukwu
Event operations: Cameron Willingham & Makayla Brown
Marketing Chair: Gabby Castleberry
Dancer relations: Victoria Young & Essence Griffin  
Hospital Relations: Maddy Kalk & Tomarye Williams 
Sponsorship &Fundraiser Chair: Nakayla Wallace & Laryssa Larochelle

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Alternative Spring Break 

An opportunity to allow students to serve within the Columbus community during their spring break. Community Outreach also provide students to attend an Alternative Spring Break trip. The aim of the experience is to contribute volunteer hours to communities in need and to positively influence the life of the alternative breaker. Breakers are encouraged to take educated steps toward valuing and prioritizing their own communities by making life choices such as recycling, donating resources, voting, etc. Be on the look out for more information regarding Spring Break trip 2021! 

Whether you are volunteering individually over the course of a semester or you are volunteering as a part of one of our group events, be sure to log your hours on CSUInvolve! Those who volunteer over 250 hours while enrolled at CSU will be eligible for the President's Volunteer Service Award!