Office of Community Outreach
The Office of Community Outreach connects, students, faculty, staff and community members to resources and opportunities for meaningful service and public scholarship. Our goal is that campus and community members, from all sectors and backgrounds, will engage in successful applied-learning opportunities and work together to improve quality of life. To assist in the delivery of important services, build community and gain valuable experience.
The CSU Food Pantry is a program of the Office of Community Outreach and led by the Community Outreach Ambassadors. The Food Pantry provides free food and related items to students facing food insecurities who are in need of assistance. The Food Pantry provides supplemental support, by means of canned vegetables, fruits, soups, pasta or rice, canned protein, breakfast items, toiletries and other non-perishable items. Thanks to donations made from student organizations, staff, and faculty, we also supply grocery store gift cards for perishable items.
Students seeking Food Pantry items must complete an application that includes providing what meal preparation items they have available so we can best serve them. If a student is in need of additional food, we help by referring them to other food programs in the Columbus, Fort Benning, and Phenix City area. The CSU Food Pantry is a welcoming and supportive student community - we are here to serve.
Explore all of the Volunteer Programs Community Partners through our online Directory. Learn more about the Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL agencies and volunteer today!
One Day. One University Community. Making A Difference.
Columbus State University's Day of Service is our way of giving back to the community.
CSU’s 7th Annual Day of Service is on Saturday, August 19, 2017
CSU’s campus-wide, student-led philanthropy. Join Cougarthon for 12-hours of dancing, entertainment and fun all while raising funds for a worthy cause.
Friday, April 6 6:00pm - Saturday, April 7 6:00am Student Recreation Center
What to spend your Spring Break serving others? Sign-up for local sites or our trip to the Jersey Shore for Hurricane Sandy relief.