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CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Mission Statement

The Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino is a dynamic, student-centered learning community that aspires to create transformational opportunities that nurture and sustain the intellectual, environmental, economic, and cultural richness of the Coachella Valley. By collaborating with and investing in students, faculty, staff, and communities, together we strive to define the future.


CSUSB Land Acknowledgement

We recognize that the campuses of California State University, San Bernardino each sit on unceded Indigenous ancestral homelands.

For San Bernardino: the land of the Gabrieleno (Tongva) peoples, Chemehuevi (Nuwu) peoples, Serrano (Maara’yam) peoples, and the federally recognized land of the Yuhaaviatam of San Manuel Nation.

For Palm Desert: the land of the Cahuilla (‘Ivilluwenetem) peoples and the federally recognized land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

We recognize that every member of the CSUSB community has benefitted and continues to benefit from the use and occupation of this land since the institution’s founding in 1965.

Consistent with our values of community and diversity, we are responsible for acknowledging and making the university’s relationship with Indigenous peoples visible.

By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold California State University, San Bernardino more accountable to the needs of American Indians and Indigenous peoples.

This Land Acknowledgement has been developed by Indigenous peoples with the oversight and approval of tribal elders from these respective tribes to ensure Native American and Indigenous collaboration in higher education.


Visit the Office of Tribal Relations for more information.