There is hereby created a program known as The Human Corps within the University of California and the California State University. The California Community Colleges, proprietary schools, and member institutions of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities are strongly encouraged to implement Human Corps programs. The purpose of the corps is to provide every student an ongoing opportunity throughout his or her college career to participate in a community service activity. Toward this goal, beginning in the fall term in 1988, full-time students, including both undergraduate and graduate students, entering the University of California, the California State University, or an institution that is a member of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities to pursue a degree shall be strongly encouraged and expected, although not required, to participate in the Human Corps by providing an average of 30 hours of community service in each academic year. The segments shall determine how to encourage and monitor student participation. The segments are strongly encouraged to develop flexible programs that permit the widest possible student involvement, including participation by part-time students and others for whom participation may be difficult due to financial, academic, personal, or other considerations.
(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1245, Sec. 1.)