SLiCE celebrates CSU’s history of engagement with Rams 150 Service Challenge

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SLiCE is encouraging the CSU community to take part in the Rams 150 Service Challenge.

As Colorado State University celebrates its sesquicentennial, SLiCE — Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement — has partnered with the University to launch a large-scale, yearlong service initiative to commemorate the historic milestone.

The Rams 150 Challenge encourages the CSU community to compile 150,000 volunteer hours as well as 150 distinct service programs/volunteering opportunities within the sesquicentennial year, from August 2019 to June 2020.

“We have a strong culture of involvement here at CSU,” SLiCE Director Pamela Norris said. “Celebrating CSU’s 150th birthday by launching the Rams 150 Service Challenge is a fantastic way to bring our community together and showcase the positive impact Rams are making.”

Rams 150 Service Challenge

Goals: 150,000 volunteer hours and 150 distinct service programs/volunteering opportunities 

Date range: August 2019 to June 2020

Log hours: Visit

Questions: Contact Sarah Stephens at

CSU community members can log their service hours and projects by visiting SLiCE will provide updates, tracking the progress throughout the year through SOURCE and other avenues.

Service can include departmental or student organization projects as well as campus-wide efforts, such as School is CoolFall Clean Up, and Ram Ride. Additionally, volunteer work with nonprofits and other community entities will be accepted.

SLiCE also will provide a variety of volunteer opportunities, including C.A.N.S. Around the OvalMobile Food PantriesCSUnity, and Project Homeless Connect. Many volunteering opportunities can be found on SLiCE’s new Service Happenings site.

SLiCE provides an important connection between students and their surrounding communities by connecting student organizations, student leaders, and student volunteers, and making the campus a better community and a more involved place. To learn more, visit

CSU’s Sesquicentennial

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This story is part of an ongoing series celebrating Colorado State University’s 150th anniversary. For more stories, an interactive photo slider and a quiz on CSU lore, visit