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As we continue to monitor and meet established safety guidelines in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our offices are still open and operating in a virtual format. You can reach us by phone at (909) 537-5793 or by email at, and we will respond as quickly as possible. Please keep a close watch for new announcements on CSUSB’s dedicated COVID-19/Coronavirus Information web page.

COVID-19/Coronavirus Information


Diane Podolske, Director, Office of Community Engagement

Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement!

Director's Message

Hello to all,

I want to alert you to the opportunity to apply for the 2021-2022 Capital Fellows Programs! The nationally recognized Capital Fellows Programs are outstanding opportunities to engage in public service, prepare for a future career and gain experience under a seasoned mentor. Fellows participate in an intensive orientation before working for 10-11 months as a full-time member of a California legislative, executive or judicial branch office.  The application deadline for all Fellows Programs is February 1, 2021, so please check out these programs today!

Here is a link to the Fellows Programs brochure with additional information:

Please also see the "Month of Thanks and Giving" information below for ways to continue to support our communities!  Have a great week - Diane

Diane Podolske, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Community Engagement


Celebrating the Month of November - 30 Days of Giving

Month of November 30 Days of Giving Flyer

CSUSB’s Office of Community Engagement (OCE), Recreation & Wellness Center and Santos Manual Student Union invite all students, staff and faculty to participate in 30 Days of Giving Campaign!

November is the month of thanks and giving and we hope you will take some time to give back! We will be highlighting 30 ideas throughout the month, follow us on social media for weekly reminders! Let's start giving back Yotes - tag us and use the hashtag #ThanksandGivingCSUSB.


30 Days of Giving Ideas


Reminder: Remember to submit your volunteer hours for the Do Good Award

If you have any questions, please email 

OCE Annual Report 2019-2020

Cover Photo of Annual Report


CSUSB’s Office of Community Engagement (OCE) is very pleased to present our Community Engagement Annual Report! Please join us in recognizing the important work of hundreds of CSUSB students, faculty, staff and community partners during the 2019-20 academic year. 

2020 also marks a special year for OCE, as it is the 20 year anniversary of the office. The past two decades have left a profound impact in our students and our local communities. From the early days of San Bernardino neighborhood makeovers to the funding of over $1 million in faculty grants to the launch of Coyote Cares Day and now to a virtual engagement program, the touchstones of our programs are to respect and learn from community wisdom and to ensure the community benefits from our efforts.

We are proud to present this year's annual report as a celebration of CSUSB’s commitment to student success and vibrant communities.

 Read OCE's Annual Report 

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