Lowering Of The Flag

Reviewed By: Administrative Council on April 24, 1995
Approved By:
Reviewed By: Administrative Council on August 11, 2008
Approved By: Albert K. Karnig, President on October 08, 2008
Reviewed By: Administrative Council on September 26, 2018
Approved By: Tomas D. Morales on September 26, 2018

Source / Authority

For interpretation of this policy, please contact the Office of Administration and Finance, 909/537-5130


California State Unversity, San Bernardino's institutional U.S. flag flies in the front of campus at the center of the campus quad.  U.S. flags are also located at the University Police Department, Jack H. Brown Hall and in front of the Health Sciences Building at the Palm Desert Campus.  The flags are maintained by our Facilities Management department with the exception of the flag located at the University Police Department which is maintained by Police personnel.

The Chancellor of the 23-campuses of California State University has designated decisions related to the U.S. flag to the president of the individual CSU campuses.  



CSU, San Bernardino generally bases decision to lower the U.S. flags on directive and executive orders sent to federal and/or state agencies by either the President of the United States or the Governor of California.  The Chancellor of the California State University System, or the President of California State University, San Bernardino, grants the authorization to fly the flag at half-staff out of respect for events, occurences, or based on discretionary consideration.

The Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance is designated as the primary office responsible for requesting the flag to be lowered to half-staff and informing the campus at large.  The University will be notified via the CAMPUS listserv when flags are flown at half-staff.

Below is a list of pre-established dates on which the U.S. Flag is customarily flown at half-staff: