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Community Involvement Program (CIP)
Phone:209.946.2436 Fax:209.946.2176
cip@pacific.edu
McCaffrey Bulding Rm. 108

Mailing Address:
Community Involvement Program
Center for Student Success
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211

Community Involvement Program (CIP)

What is CIP?

The Community Involvement Program (CIP) is a comprehensive need-based scholarship and retention program for first-generation college students from the Stockton community who have demonstrated the potential for sustainable leadership, community awareness, and involvement.  The program serves the educational needs of low-income students by providing access to college along with a wide range of support to the CIP Scholars as they pursue higher education.

It was established in 1969 by a group of students, community members, faculty, and staff who wanted to provide educational opportunities to the local community and diversify the University of the Pacific campus.  More than 1,000 students have graduated from the program since its inception.

CIP's Mission

CIP is a comprehensive, need-based scholarship program for first-generation college students from the Stockton community, promoting the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service as developmental paradigms.

CIP's Vision

CIP WILL BE A LEADER AND ADVOCATE  OF UNDERREPRESENTED, FIRST GENERATION STUDENT SUCCESS BY INSPIRING AND CULTIVATING STUDENT CITIZENS FOR A LIFETIME OF LEARNING, GROWTH, ENGAGEMENT AND SERVICE.

CIP's Values

Student Development and Potential- Self- knowledge

Meaning and Purpose - Intersectionality and Inclusion

Responsible Leadership - Collaboration  

Achievement - Personal Empowerment

Diversity and Inclusion -Social justice and Equity

Community Involvement - Citizenship and Service

What are the Benefits of CIP?

In addition to substantial financial support, each cohort of CIP Scholars form a learning community.  The program includes a co-curricular experience with an emphasis on leadership development and community service.  CIP Scholars have access to comprehensive retention services, including tutoring, peer mentoring, as well as academic enrichment.  These students also have opportunities to explore and enhance career success by networking and engaging with CIP alumni.

What contributions are CIP Scholars making?

In addition to outreach which CIP Scholars perform at local schools, each student has their own individual and continuous service projects. Also, CIP cohorts have community service projects they design and lead as a group to "give back" to their local Stockton community. Please see the pictures below to view some recent events that CIP Scholars have coordinated. 


Here are some of our amazing students sharing their purpose

Charles Manning

Kenneth Nguyen

Wajiha Tahir


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