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Special Programs and Initiatives

Outreach and Special Programs

The Outreach and Special Programs unit is part of the Office of Outreach and Student Recruitment. We create equitable programs that promote access and diversity throughout the region and within our campus. We continue to work to recruit and retain students from underrepresented backgrounds, including those who seek to be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year institution. The university is also focused on inclusive policies and practices that build a sense of community among people with many backgrounds, skills, and strengths. As we go out and talk to both prospective underrepresented high school and community college students, we are molding and crafting unique programs that help recruit, prepare and increase the number of underrepresented students that enroll at CSUSB.  We are dedicated to creating a welcoming and respectful learning environment for all students to succeed as Future Coyotes!  

Special Programs Team

Our Outreach and Special Programs unit is a staff committed to working with our community and campus partners to develop programming and resources for the educational success of underrepresented students. 


Melissa Davila

Melissa Guerra, M.S. (She, Her, Hers) 
Lead Coordinator of Outreach & Special Programs 
Outreach & Student Recruitment

Melissa currently leads the Outreach and Special Programs team to develop equitable, innovative, and unique programs for underrepresented students. 

Cultural Awareness Across CSUSB

Cross Cultural Center | Santos Manuel Student Union | CSUSB

The Cross Cultural Center focuses on issues of race and ethnicity in its mission to provide space for students from all racial and ethnic groups.  The CCC provides programs and services to aid in students' personal, educational, cultural, social, political, and professional growth and to foster a sense of community. Its programs and services combine to create a place for students to explore issues of identity, ethnic and cultural diversity and work towards ending intolerance by the development of understanding. 

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