CSUnity

Colorado State University's nationwide alumni day of service

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Make a difference in your community

Colorado State University alumni and friends across the country will come together to participate in one day of service to their community on Saturday, April 22. Meanwhile, current CSU students will be doing the same thing in Fort Collins. Scroll down to find a project near you!

How to Get Involved

If you're interested in leading a project or getting involved with one of our Ram Networks, read our FAQ (below) and fill out a project form (click here).

Share your work!

Check out our handy photo tips (download here) and if you're on Twitter or Instagram, share your project using #CSUnity.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The CSU Alumni Association has proudly partnered with CSU’s Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE) Office for ten years to participate in CSUnity. In 2017, students and alumni can continue the tradition by sharing CSUnity experiences on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) using the hashtag #CSUnity2017.

When is CSUnity 2017?

Saturday, April 22, 2017. This date is the same for both alumni and students.

When does our Ram Network/Affinity Group need to have our project confirmed?

Friday, March 10, 2017 is the deadline for project submittals. This allows the Alumni Association time to create registration pages as well as communications to market this service opportunity by sending 2 emails to each specific area hosting a project. If project submissions are received after 3/10, only 1 email to area alums can be guaranteed.

How long should our community service project last?

It depends! We recommend that you work with a local organization to set up the project and discuss with them the appropriate time frame for a group of volunteers to serve. On average, projects last 2-4 hours.

What are some past examples of past CSUnity projects lead by alumni groups?

- Areas near coastal regions have participated in beach cleanups as a appropriate and fun way to impact their community
- Urban areas have done human service work through serving meals to the homeless, supporting their community food bank, and other similar items
- Local animal shelters, sanctuaries, and humane societies serve as a great project idea for animal lovers
- For groups living in semi-predictable spring climates, groups have done outside work at urban farms, trail restoration, yard work at community centers, etc.

What are the most successful types of projects?

When you are doing good work in the community, it is hard not to be successful! However, we have found that projects with a defined role and where alumni have the chance to work with each other typically yield the best experience. For example, if you volunteer as a group for a local race, chances are you will be split up into smaller groups and therefore not have as much chance to interact with other alumni. Participating in a project at a food bank or cleaning up a school or park typically has more chance for interaction with more alumni.

How do I find a project or organization with which to partner?

As a community member, you are best equipped to know the needs of your local area. Think about organizations that you have heard of doing good work or groups that friends have volunteered with, and contact them to see if you can bring in a group of people to volunteer.

How many people should I plan on participating in my CSUnity project?

Again, it depends on the project and the area! Be sure to ask if the organization has a minimum or maximum for the number of people who volunteer, and then indicate that on the CSUnity Project Form. Your project registration will track this information.

What is the process for signing people up for CSUnity?

The CSU Alumni Association will manage communication for the Alumni Day of Service, as well as collect registrations for each project. You are highly encouraged to invite your family and friends to participate in the project with you, as well as other local alumni volunteers.

Find a Project

Projects will be added as details become available. Check back soon!

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