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Richter Center News & Events

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week

The Richter Center Ambassadors will host Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week February 16–18 to promote a culture of kindness at Fresno State. This annual event provides an opportunity to serve others in a minimal, yet impactful, way. These random acts of kindness can range from writing notes of appreciation to loved ones, paying a compliment to a stranger, holding the door open for people, etc. You name it! The possibilities are endless, and the impact however small, is amazing.

Schedule of Events:

Kindness Cards

Wed, Feb 7th | 11am–1pm | Free Speech Area

  • create a thank you card to recognize a professor, student, family member, or community member you appreciate

Kindness Report

Thu, Feb 8th | 11am–1pm | Free Speech Area

  • share your story about kindness and get a treat

Share your kindness stories using #RAKweek16 & #FresnoStateServes

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Kids Day Registration

Tuesday, March 8th

Registration is now open for Kids Day 2016!
Each year a friendly competition is held to recognize the top-selling organizations. If you or your club/organization would like to take part in helping the children and families that are served by Valley Children's Hospital, sign up today!
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Fresno State Opportunities

Leave Your Mark: Apply for a Student Leadership Position

The Fresno State Student Involvement Center provides a variety of opportunities to make the most of your college experience through involvement. Check out the various leadership opportunities below:

Campus Involvement Ambassadors

This group connects students to the clubs and organizations that match their interests and hosts student leadership retreats and workshops.

USU Board of Directors

This committee represents the voice of students on issues affecting the University Student Union and Satellite Student Union.

Vintage Days

This committee enhances campus life by planning Fresno State’s largest annual event which spans three days and brings 50,000+ community members and students to campus.

Leave your mark & apply today! Applications are Tuesday, March 1st at 5pm.

For more information, email

Other Opportunities

Fresno Youth Commission

The City of Fresno is looking for youth leaders within the ages of 15 to 21 to participate in the decision making of issues in the jurisdiction of the city, where they can work to create positive change in the community.

Two youth will be chosen for each district, one commissioner and one alternate. The Mayor will also have two appointee. The participants will receive trainings on being youth advocates and learn how to work on issues, co-facilitate a town hall in their districts and many other skill-building opportunities. They must be willing to commit to a few Saturdays & at least one evening every month.

If you're interested, click here for the application.

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