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We are open and ready to support you!

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.

Welcome Faculty

The Office for Community Engagement (OCE) is committed to support and recognize CSUSB faculty who address critical community needs through high quality community-based experiences for our students. We connect faculty with communities and facilitate community partnership development, service learning and/or community-based participatory research.

If you would like to arrange a ZOOM meeting or phone call regarding community-based research projects, service learning, and/or project-based learning, please contact OCE Faculty Associate, Jennifer Alford Ph.D. at

Community Based Resources During COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, the Office of Community Engagement has gathered resources to guide and frame online engaged learning and reflection. If you have any questions about continuing to teach a service learning course, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at

Community Based Resources During COVID-19


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Risk Management

Do you have questions about managing risk for your service learning class?  Find answers here!

Community-Engaged Faculty Listserv

 The CEFaculty listserv promotes a collaborative environment for community-engaged faculty to ask questions, share ideas, or create discussions regarding volunteerism, community-based research, and/or service learning. If you are interested in getting access to this listserv please contact, Juan Ochoa at

Community Engagement - Faculty Learning Community

The Community Engagement FLC was comprised of 12 faculty who meet monthly for interactive seminars on incorporating community engagement, high impact practices and community-based learning into their classrooms, research, scholarship, and creative activities. Members researched barriers to community engagement and shared best practices and personal experiences in navigating those barriers.  Sessions also included a discussion of campus and community resources and opportunities for reflection and support.  The FLC members are committed expanding CSUSB’s community engagement by leading the campus in productive community partnerships that are mutually beneficial and encourage co-learning opportunities across their teaching, scholarly, and service work.

The FLC directly addressed Goal 4 of CSUSB’s Strategic Plan and also provides professional development for new engagement opportunities with the quarter to semester conversion.