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CSUSB transforms lives every day by providing students with access to higher education, excellent faculty and high quality programs. We partner with communities and industry to solve problems, grow the next generation of leaders and support innovation. Join us in supporting the work of our faculty, the success of our students and the future of CSUSB. 

Faculty Excellence and Student Success

Faculty Excellence and Student Success


CSUSB is committed to transforming the lives of our students by providing applied research and real-world experience offering hands-on learning opportunities. Our superb faculty teach, mentor and guide our students in the classroom, laboratory and field, helping them to become the community and industry leaders of tomorrow.

Endowed faculty professorships and chairs are crucial for recruiting and retaining the highest-quality faculty members. CSUSB strives to retain the most creative researchers and engaged professors. Building a base of faculty talent enriches the academic environment and guarantees student success.

By funding endowed chairs and professorships, donors can help CSUSB convene the brightest minds on our campus benefiting our students, our community and our world.

Athletic Achievement

California State University, San Bernardino Athletics is one of the most accomplished Division II programs in the nation. After capturing its 11th women’s volleyball and its ninth men’s basketball conference titles in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in 22 years, CSUSB maintains its stance as a Division II powerhouse. 

Maintaining a culture of excellence requires financial support to attract and retain the nation’s top athletes and coaches. Endowed scholarships are the foundation that enables us to provide more than 200 student-athletes with an education that they otherwise might not receive. With the addition of track and field, increasing scholarship support has become more critical than ever.

In the competitive Division II arena, the cost of operating a team continues to rise each year, sometimes exponentially. Over the long term, we need to endow our programs to keep pace with rising expenses. Donors who are passionate about one of our 10 sports can support it with an endowed fund and ensure its success in perpetuity. A donor electing to provide an endowed gift leaves a lasting legacy for CSUSB athletics.

Native American Languages and Cultures

CSUSB is neighbor to numerous native tribes, each with its own distinct culture and language, including Serrano, Luiseño and Cahuilla. These languages and cultures have been at risk of extinction for many years as native language speakers have nearly vanished. CSUSB is committed to preserving and transmitting local Native American languages and cultures to a new generation through classes in its Department of World Languages and Literatures. In cultural resource management classes in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, historic records are being digitized to capture and preserve oral histories. A gift to Native American languages and cultural programs at CSUSB enable sthe preservation of a pricesless cultural legacy for the future generations.

Water Resources and Research

The Water Resources Institute (WRI), located on the campus of CSUSB, is an important resource for Californians working to solve the water crises and issues facing virtually every community and region in the state. Agencies, businesses and individuals partner with faculty and staff to identify ways to protect community drinking water and wastewater treatment systems by sharing and applying knowledge. 

The WRI houses the Joseph Andrew Rowe Water Resource Archive, a unique collection of historic California water-related documents from the mid-1800s, which serves as a backdrop to the state’s water-related projects. The collection is open to the public.  A gift to the Water Resources Institute helps ensure that all Californians have access to clean drinking water and water-related services.

Palm Desert Campus  

The Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus serves a large population in the Coachella Valley, where more than a third of the residents live in economically disadvantaged households. Most of the students pursuing degrees at the Palm Desert Campus simply do not have the resources necessary to complete their college education without financial support from other sources. In fall 2013, the campus welcomed its inaugural freshman class, making it the only four-year public university serving the Coachella Valley.

Consider making a gift to the Palm Desert Campus Scholarship Fund; or establishing a scholarship in your name or in honor of a loved one. Your gift can help educate a future business leader, a nurse educator, a prominent psychologist, a National Teacher of the Year recipient or a Pulitzer prize-winning author.