Through their generous gifts of time and resources, dedicated alumni put into practice the University's motto, "Experience Teaches." Here are a couple of opportunities available to you at SF State! 

Please let SF State know the areas you're most intereted in online at connect.sfsu.edu/volunteer.

Scholarship Evaluator

Each year, alumni and friends volunteer to review SF State scholarship applications students submit in March through June to allocate nearly $200,000 in awards to 100 awardees. Applications are reviewed remotely online without any need to travel to SF State, but volunteers must access a computer with Internet. Each volunteer is expected to evaluate a minimum of 10 scholarship applications, which typically requires about 2 to 4 hours total.

You may review and select which scholarship(s) you wish to read to evaluate. We invite all alumni to sign up here to evaluate scholarship applications in the next scholarship award cycle.


Stay connected with the SF State community through Gator Connect, an online professional networking and mentoring platform designed exclusively for SF State alumni, students, staff and faculty. Join the platform to provide mentorship and advice to current students, and seek out helpful connections with fellow alumni.

To join this new and exciting community now:

  1. Go to http://gatorconnect.sfsu.edu
  2. Click on “Join the Community”
  3. Select either “LinkedIn” or “Email” login method
  4. For “LinkedIn” method: use your LinkedIn login info to link your account
  5. For “Email” method: enter your information and choose a password to “Create Account”
  6. Complete your profile and start making connections

Other ways to mentor include sharing your love of SF State by bringing your group of prospective students to tour SF State, calling incoming students to share your experience at SF State to guide them to attend SF State or welcoming them as ambassadors to celebrate their decision to accept their admission offer,  or encouraging your company to be a partner of the CSU Entertainment Alliance

Community Service & Advocacy

Join SF State to support a cause, serve others, and become engaged in civic activities. Opportunities to serve year-round are available with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Friends of the Library. Also, you can help by sharing your donor story to fundraise for a variety of SF State causes and initiatives with the University Development or advocate for increased funding of SF State and the CSU with Government & Community Relations