CSU holds a rich history with the Peace Corps, dating back before it was created as an agency. In 1961, CSU faculty and staff researched and wrote a feasibility study that laid many of the training and service foundations for what would become the Peace Corps. Since then, the University annually ranks among the top 15 sending institutions for Peace Corps volunteers and has sent over 1,750 volunteers to serve across the world.
CSU’s Peace Corps fund supports education and research materials, supplies, training, and grants to enhance volunteer experiences and to share intercultural experiences and impact from returned volunteers. The fund also supports a new Peace Corps Tribute Garden, a physical legacy to CSU’s early involvement with the foundations of the Peace Corps and ongoing commitment to global service. Thank you for your interest in this unique legacy of CSU!