More than 600 CSU Students, Employees Participate in Day of Service

COLUMBUS, Ga. --- More than 600 student, faculty and staff volunteers from Columbus State University served 17 different non-profits at 21 locations for the university’s eighth annual Day of Service.

On Saturday, August 20, volunteers from across campus gave back as part of an annual tradition at CSU designed to celebrate the start of a new semester while reinforcing strong ties between the university and the community.

Day of Service 2016

Day of Service is CSU’s way of kicking off the school year the right way - by giving back to the community,” said Anne Brown, community outreach advisor in CSU’s Office of Community Outreach. “It is yet another way for students to connect with friends and faculty while using their skills to make a meaningful impact at these organizations.”


CSU President Chris Markwood and his family helped out at the Springer Opera House. Cougar athletes landscaped homes for military families and widows through House of Heroes, and hundreds of other Day of Service volunteers were stationed at Paws Humane, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center and other not-for-profit organizations in the Chattahoochee Valley, to lend a helping hand.

Day of Service President