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Diane Podolske, Director, Office of Community Engagement

Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement!

Director's Message

Hello to all,

CSUSB is an institution where students get involved and give back. Even though we are currently a virtual campus, we are still here for you and for our communities.

I want to alert you to the opportunity to apply for the Panetta Congressional Internship Program!  The Panetta program gives students from any major an opportunity to channel their interest in public service by working in California Congressional offices during the 2021 Fall Semester. The Panetta Institute covers program costs including course registration fees, campus services and housing during orientation, air travel, and housing in Washington, D.C. 

The application deadline for the Panetta Internship Program is February 1, 2021, so please check out this program today!  Additional information and the electronic application can be found on the Student tab on this website, or feel free to contact me directly at  Apply today!


Diane Podolske, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Community Engagement

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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