Outreach and support

For more than 170 years, University of the Pacific has led the way in building healthier, happier communities across Northern California and around the world. Through classroom and volunteer experiences, students, faculty and staff contribute thousands of hours annually to Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco programs, schools and agencies, providing services in education, health, science, the environment, the arts and more.

a group of Pacific students wearing College Corps shirts
Engaging students through service learning


Pacific receives up to $3.2 million annually to support 100 students’ participation in the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program. Students who complete a year of service through the program receive $10,000 for college.

Providing dental care to at-risk populations

a dugoni dental student treats a patient

Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has a long history of treating some of the Bay Area’s most vulnerable patients, including veterans, children and the homeless.

Encouraging girls to enter STEM

girls work on an activity during the expanding your horizons event

For three decades, the Expanding Your Horizons conference hosted by Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science has encouraged girls in middle school and high school to pursue STEM programs.

Helping patients save millions

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy students learn while serving through the school’s Medicare Part D program, which has helped patients save more than $10 million in prescription costs. The school recently launched a mobile clinic van to reach more patients. 

the school of pharmacy's mobile clinic van

Giving legal aid to vulnerable Californians

law students in front of the McGeorge Legal Services building

Clinics at the McGeorge School of Law provide legal services to those who cannot afford them, while giving students real world experience. The Homeless Advocacy Clinic was the first in the nation to provide legal services to formerly incarcerated individuals who are unhoused.

Donating furniture to homeless shelter

men take furniture out of a dorm building

Pacific’s Division of Student Life recently equipped a Manteca homeless shelter with more than 100 wooden bed frames, dressers and desks salvaged during residence hall renovations, helping those in need while diverting 800 pounds of waste from landfills.

CIP graduates
Supporting first-generation students

The Community Involvement Program is a need-based scholarship and retention program for first-generation college students from Stockton who exhibit leadership potential. More than 2,000 scholars have graduated since the program was established in 1969.

Fostering learning and community for older adults

OLLI members talk to each other

Pacific’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute brings together community members over the age of 50 to take part in classes, outings, events and travel.

Providing one-on-one patient care

an audiology students assists a patient

Community members with speech, hearing and balance issues can receive services through four clinics operated by the School of Health Sciences. Students in the speech-language pathology and audiology clinics help hundreds of children and adults each year.