CSUnity volunteers lend support to the community

This spring, the Ram Community came together for CSUnity, CSU’s large-scale, one-day service event supporting the local community.

Now in its 22nd year, CSUnity volunteers tackled projects involving yardwork, painting, roadway clean-up and landscaping projects, as well as day-of-event support for more than 200 local neighbors and over 30 nonprofit and municipal organizations.  Akin to the last couple of years, CSUnity faced inclement weather during the week leading up to the one-day event, so not all projects were completed, but hundreds of volunteers completed projects outside of the designated April 13 day of service to meet community need as best they could.

Here are some fast facts about this year’s CSUnity:

  • 81% of all registered service projects were completed
  • 79 unique CSUnity volunteer teams participated
  • 1,600+ CSUnity volunteers participated (including CSU students, staff, faculty and alumni)
  • 4,200+ service hours were completed by CSUnity volunteers

As a result of participating in CSUnity, the Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office hopes relationships between the CSUnity community and neighbors within the Fort Collins community were improved, awareness of community needs and community organizations increased, and the “do no harm” mentality was better understood and actualized due to exposure to others’ lives and goals.

Students, staff, faculty and alumni are encouraged to participate in next year’s CSUnity. For more information regarding CSUnity or to provide input on the program, contact Sarah Stephens at sarah.stephens@colostate.edu.