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Who Are Trendsetters? 

Trendsetters are students who strive for equity within their student body. Equity in education implies that personal or social circumstances, such as gender, ethnic origin or family background, are not obstacles to achieve full educational potential. Requirements and eligibility are found below.

How to become a Trendsetter:


  • Students must write a one (1) page essay in APA format with a topic that is decided by the office. Submitted essays will be evaluated by the Director.
  • Students must:
  • Have a declared major in the CSUSB Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration.
  • Must have completed, at a minimum, their first year at CSUSB.


  • ​​​​​Support the office mission to foster, nurture and cultivate an environment that is diverse, inclusive and equitable by:
    • Attending two (2) events per academic year. The office Director will select the events in collaboration with the Trendsetter.
    • Sending feedback about each event attended for the office website.
    • Encouraging other students to become a Trendsetter by distributing flyers or possibly tabling.
    • Time commitment max – Approximately 10 hours per quarter or 20 hours per semester.


  • There are many benefits to becoming a Trendsetter of the JHBC office of Academic Equity. Such benefits include:
    • Adding the awarded fellowship and title to resume
    • Showing responsibility
    • Meeting new people
    • Giving back to the community and peers around you
    • Developing and gaining professional skills
    • Receiving a monetary award
    • Having coffee with the college Dean