Student Life

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

University Hall, Room 231
(909) 537-5185  Student Affairs website

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs provides administrative leadership within the division and the university to assist students in the attainment of their educational goals. This is accomplished through advocacy for the provision of numerous student services as well as the intentional creation of programs and environments that enhance a student's learning, leadership potential, personal responsibility, and career development. Specific policies regarding student non-academic and discrimination-related grievances, discipline and emergency calls for students are administered by this office. A more complete statement on student privacy rights is available in the Academic Regulations and Standards section of the Bulletin of Courses.


The diverse interests and lifestyles of students are reflected in numerous activities sponsored by the university and the Associated Students, Inc. (ASI). These programs include dances, drama productions, choral concerts, quarterly festivals, musical concerts, guest lecturers and small group socials.

The university and ASI encourage and aid the formation of organizations which enhance the educational opportunities of students. These organizations involve students, faculty, and staff working together in professional, recreational, educational, political, service, religious and cultural activities. University-recognized groups have full use of campus facilities in planning their programs.

Alumni Association

(909) 537-3700 Alumni Association website

All graduates of the university are eligible to join and participate in the activities of the California State University, San Bernardino Alumni Association. Also eligible are those who earn credentials through the university and members of the senior class.

The purpose of the nonprofit association is to assist alumni in continued cultural and educational development, further the community interests of the university, establish mutually beneficial relationships between the university and its alumni, and promote the educational goals of the university. Additional information may be obtained from the Alumni Affairs Office.

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI)

(909) 537-5932  ASI website

Our mission is: "To Represent Students." We are the recognized voice of the students at CSUSB. We represent the interests, needs, and concerns of over 20,000 students, including students from our Palm Dessert Campus, to the campus. In support of this mission, ASI advocates the growth and development of student leadership through the many committees, programs, events and activities we endorse throughout the campus. Every regularly matriculated student is a member of ASI and is responsible for annually electing our Board of Directors and Executive Leadership team. These elected representatives represent students’ interests to the campus community, as well as state and federal legislators.

In additions to serving students we offer these services:

  • Box Office
  • College Legal Clinic
  • Design Services
  • Student Research & Travel Grants
  • Activities Board
  • Club Allocation Budget
  • Scholarships to athletes, PAES and General scholarship fund
  • Children’s Center Support


(909) 537-5011  Athletics website

An intercollegiate athletics program was implemented in the 1984-85 academic year. It is an NCAA Division II program with basketball and soccer for both women and men; cross country, softball, track and field and volleyball for women; and baseball and golf for men.

The university mascot is the Coyote and the colors are blue and black.

Career Center

(909) 537-5250  Career Center website

The mission of the Center is to support the career readiness of all students and alumni by providing advising, assessment, workshops, career events, employer networking opportunities, internships and job opportunities that result in the establishment or advancement of personalized career goals. Please visit our website for the calendar of events.  The Career Center's vision is to be the premier campus resource for all things related to career readiness by consistently updating our service offerings and making our resources available on-demand 24/7.

Services include: 

  • Career Counseling available by appointment or walk-in daily.
  • Skills and Interests Assessments evaluated by certified staff.  Resume review, job search advice, career planning, help selecting a major and assistance with applying for grad school.
  • Mock Interviews - Interview practice sessions tailored to your upcoming interview with professional review and advice.
  • Workshops and Presentations - Past topics include:  Resume Building, Job Search, Internship Preparation, Managing Your Social Media, and Interview Practice & Preparation.
  • Career Events - multiple off-campus career events,  5 on-campus career fairs annually.
  • Career Launch - The online job database:  Holds full time, part time and student employment as well as volunteer and internship opportunities; post resume, research employers, and apply for jobs.
  • Internships - We manage some internship programs on campus including scholarships providing paid internships and teach students how to use an internship to improve skills and find permanent employment.
  • Employer Engagement - With dozens of events and hundreds of employer partners, the Career Center is the single largest resource on campus designed specifically to support your career success by connecting employers to CSUSB.  

Children's Center

(909) 537-5928

The Children's Center's mission is to enable parents of young children to attend CSUSB by providing child care in a nurturing environment which supports the developing child. Services are also available for staff, faculty and community as space permits. The Center is open during the academic year (Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Friday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) and during Summer Session, (Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., closed Fridays). Ages: three years (toilet trained) to 12 years. Additional information regarding fees and availability may be obtained from the Children's Center.

Community Engagement

  • (909) 537-7483
  • Director, Diane Podolske

Office of Community Engagement

Faculty Office Building 228, (909) 537-7483. OCE facilitates service learning, community-based research and volunteer service by engaging students, faculty and community partners in collaborative partnerships that serve the public good. We lead the university-wide culture of community engagement as a high impact practice that contributes to student success.

The DEN - Delivering Emergency Nourishment for CSUSB Students

Faculty Office Building 236, (909) 537-7387, The DEN assists currently enrolled CSUSB students who face food insecurity, including undergraduate, credential, graduate, and doctoral students.  Weekly bags of food, hygiene items and referrals to community resources are available at The DEN, and daily packs of food are available at various offices throughout the campus.  There is no need to go hungry - please contact us!

Coussoulis Arena

Special Events, CO-107
(909) 537-7360

Coussoulis Arena is one of the largest indoor facility in the Inland Empire (nearly 5,000 seats), serving Cal State, San Bernardino with quality facilities for the kinesiology classes, Coyote athletic games and practices, student recreational sports programs and university events such as commencement. Additionally, the arena has hosted several special events including:

  • Kevin Hart
  • Gabriel Iglesias
  • Sesame Street Live
  • Ja Rule
  • Sammy Hagar
  • Sugar Ray and Everlast
  • The Harlem Globetrotters
  • Howie Mandel
  • Dr. Maya Angelou
  • BB King
  • AFI

Students can gain firsthand knowledge and experience by working part-time in the Arena, learning about all aspects of events management from ticketing, marketing, house operations, sound, lighting and production for concerts.

Housing and Residential Education

(909) 537-4155 Housing website

Students who live on campus at CSUSB have limitless opportunities to make lifelong friends, attend amazing activities, achieve academic success, get involved with clubs and organizations, live with a diversity of students from around the world, and be a part of the campus living experience! Around 1,500 students live on campus in Serrano Village, Arrowhead Village, and University Village, called the "Villages at CSUSB." New first-year student housing is currently being planned to open in late 2018.   

Serrano Village. Serrano Village is specifically designed for first-year students interested in living on campus as part of their overall transition to college life. Each of Serrano’s eight residence halls is composed of several suite areas with approximately ten students in each suite who share a study room and bathroom facility. Double and super single rooms are also available in which students can experience the benefits of community living. Each residence hall has a main lounge, common kitchen area, laundry facility, and a sun deck. Students living in Serrano Village are required to purchase a campus meal plan.  

Arrowhead Village. Arrowhead Village is a living and learning environment available for upper class students interested in experiencing a more independent style of living. Arrowhead Village features single occupancy rooms with two bathrooms and with up to four students per apartment. There are also a limited number of studio apartments. Each apartment includes a furnished living room and bedroom and is equipped with a full kitchen. Common area facilities within Arrowhead Village include study rooms and lounges. Each building has an elevator and is accessible for individuals with disabilities. Laundry facilities are also available to residents in a separate facility adjacent to the apartments.

University Village. University Village is an environment for upper-class students and is considered "premier living" with private bedrooms for each resident. Most apartments are four bedrooms with 2 bathrooms or 2 bedrooms with 1 bathroom units. There are also a limited number of two bedroom and four bathroom apartments. Each apartment is equipped with a furnished living room and full kitchen, complete with a microwave and dishwasher. Each building has an elevator and is accessible for individuals with disabilities. Laundry facilities are located on each floor.

Student Leadership. Getting involved in student leadership opportunities on campus is one of the best ways to get connected to CSUSB. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the voice of campus residents and a student-led organization that lives in the residence halls. RHA seeks to develop leaders within the halls and help make campus living more of a community through programming and advocating for on-campus students’ needs. RHA works with students and Village Councils to develop activities for the campus community and bring together individuals to serve as a governing body for students to help make living on campus an exciting and rewarding experience.

Housing Team. Housing and Residential Life has an engaged, diverse, and responsive team dedicated to student success. Our goals are to help our students be academically successful by providing safe, supportive living and learning environments that support students and challenge them to develop holistically. Student staff include Resident Assistants, Program Coordinators, and Hall Coordinators who live in the residence halls and apartments. These undergraduate and graduate student staff members have a wide array of training to assist students with personal, academic, and safety needs. They are an important part of the campus living environment, facilitating the community living experience, student success, and community standards. The student staff are supervised by an Area Coordinator (AC). These professional, live-on staff bring extensive skills and knowledge to CSUSB and are directly responsible for a specific Village an, providing immediate support for residents living on campus. Housing and Residential Life staff are available 24 hours a day to assist students with safety, security and other needs.

Advantages of Living on Campus. The direct benefits campus housing offers to college and university students are many and significant. Students living on campus enjoy academic success, high-speed internet access and digital cable, priority registration, available parking, being near classes, the Pfau Library, the Rec. Center, and numerous campus activities. Residents of Serrano and Arrowhead Villages have access to the Village Square, which features a large-screen TV, games, and a lounge area. Outdoor recreation includes barbeque grills, patio seating, volleyball court, sun deck, and a swimming pool. Residents of University Village have access to the Community Center, which features a large screen TV, game room, fitness center, computer room, and study areas. Outdoor recreation includes barbeque grills, patio seating, sun deck, and a swimming pool for residents to relax and meet with friends.

Costs. Living in the Villages at CSUSB is very reasonably priced when compared to the costs of living off campus, which include commuting to campus, cable, internet, electricity and water, and other costs of living. The Office of Housing and Residential Life works with students and the Office of Financial Aid to make convenient financial arrangements. The cost to live in Serrano Village for the 2015-16 academic year is $7,584 per person for a double room and $8,835 for a single room. These prices include a campus meal plan. Arrowhead Village rates for 2015-16 are $7,173 for a private, single occupancy 4-bedroom and 2-bathroom apartment; $8,649 for a private studio; and $8,814 per person for a private, single occupancy 2-bedroom and 2-bathroom apartment. University Village rates for the 2015-16 academic year are $7,608 per person for a private single occupancy 4-bedroom and 2-bathroom apartment; $8,547 per person for a private single occupancy 2-bedroom and 1 bathroom apartment; $8,694 per person for a private single occupancy 4-bedroom and 4 bathroom apartment. All rates are based on the academic year, September through June. Twelve-month contracts are available upon request at a discounted rate. Rates are expected to increase for 2016-17.

Spaces are rented on a per-bed basis rather than per-apartment, which allows students to be responsible for just their bed space and not for additional rent should one or more roommates move out before the end of the Housing Contract. Campus housing in Serrano Village is guaranteed for first-year students who submit a completed application packet by the priority deadline of May 31 for the next academic year. Students are encouraged to apply for housing as early as possible to ensure priority in the room selection process.

Please contact us at (909)537-4155 and we will be happy to assist you. 

Office of Ombuds Services


(909) 537-5635 Ombuds website

The term “Ombuds” is a Swedish word which refers to the people’s representative.  The office of Ombuds Services is a confidential, independent, impartial, and informal resource for students, faculty, and staff.  Services include assisting with conflict resolution, disputes, and complaints, exploring options, facilitating communication between parties in various ways, providing information on policies or procedures and making referrals to other resources which may be helpful.  The Ombuds Officer’s goal is to seek constructive and equitable outcomes for any university related concern.  The service is provided free of charge and works in cooperation with campus constituencies to help resolve issues.

Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU)

(909) 537-5940  SMSU website

The Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU), through its programs and facilities is a focal point of the campus where students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni and guests develop an enduring connection to the university. As a campus center, the SMSU assists in the retention and development of students, while encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultural pluralism, gender equity, and ethnic diversity by providing a variety of cultural, social, educational and recreational activities, which create an environment conducive to personal growth and development. Planned activities also provide students with leadership opportunities and employment, which yields opportunities to promote learning as well as relaxation, entertainment, and social interaction. As the meeting place on campus for students and their organizations, the physical facilities provide a comfortable and relaxing environment which facilitates the delivery of services important to the university community. As a bridge between formal learning and life experience, co-curricular activities coordinated by the SMSU serve as a training ground for development of student leaders.

The SMSU includes lounge areas, study lounges, the Coyote Cafe, the Blue Coyote Pub, Starbucks, Coyote Express convenience store, the­ater, game room and a spacious lobby. Offices for the Associated Stu­dents, Inc., Title IX & Gender Equity, Orientation & First-Year Experience and the Office of Student Leadership and Development are also part of the facility. Services provided in the Student Union include meeting rooms for organiza­tions, a state of the arts theater, a multi-purpose Events Center used for major events, an Automatic Teller Machine, graphics services, and Student Union scheduling.

The Cross Cultural Center (CCC) focuses on issues of race and ethnicity in its mission to provide a space for all CSUSB students. 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. 

The Gamers Lounge is a great place to hang out with your friends and relieve a little stress through some friendly competition. Its proximity to the Food Court makes it an ideal place to have lunch while playing billiards or playing video games. During the quarter they offer a wide variety to competitions and events, some for prizes and others for bragging rights. So bring your "A-Game" if you intend on relaxing in the lounge.

The Interfaith Center is a welcoming space for student of all faiths. This Center provides space for students to study, host meetings, and relax between classes. The center is equipped with a television, refrigerator and microwave. 

The Osher Adult Re-Entry Center (OARC) offers support for non-traditional students by providing programming which addresses both the academic and social needs of mature students. The OARC provides resources and referrals for services both on campus and in the community. The OARC is a place where students who have returned to school after a prolonged absence can gather for support, share interests and experiences, and participate in campus life. In addition, the OARC is pleased to offer the Osher Foundation Scholarship each year to qualifying students.

The Pride Center provides a safe, friendly environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, and Allied students, faculty and staff. The Pride Center provides programs and services to aid in students' personal, educational, cultural, social, political, and professional growth and to foster a sense of community. The Pride Center is committed to providing services to LGBTIQQ students of all cultures, backgrounds, religions, classes, ethnicity's, genders and sexual orientations. 

Program Board. The Student Union Program Board promotes a sense of community at CSUSB through exciting, entertainment-oriented events such as movie showings, bands, dances and contests held in the SMSU. Program Board creates learning experiences for its members, which benefit the students of CSUSB as well as foster the personal and professional growth of the students. Members of Program Board develop their overall understanding of event management as it related to budgets, marketing, negotiating, creativity, statistical reports and research.

The Women's Resource Center (WRC) provides support for students by offering a variety of programming which focuses on issues which affect the lives of women. The WRC is committed to addressing sexism and discrimination in all its forms in order to create a more just environment for all. WRC is a place for students to gather, to gain support, and learn tools for social change.

Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD)

University Hall, Room 183
(909) 537-5238, TTY (909) 537-7230, Fax: (909) 537-7090, Email:  

Services to Students with Disabilities website

The Office of Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD) strives to empower students with disabilities by fostering skills such as self-advocacy, resourcefulness and independence. The SSD office works collaboratively with the campus community to remove barriers, promoting an enriched learning environment where students with disabilities can utilize their skills, and pursue their academic and personal development goals. 

SSD provides academic accommodations to students who have a documented permanent or temporary disability. All students who are registered with the office are guaranteed equal opportunity to participate in all programs, services, activities and facilities.

Some of the support services available include but not limited to: alternate media, notetaking, smartpens, sign language interpreting and real-time captioning services for the hearing impaired, test-taking accommodations, priority registration, mobility assistance, and temporary medical parking permits. The SSD office is also a resource to faculty and staff members who assist students with disabilities in meeting their educational objectives.

The SSD Office, in collaboration with the California State Department of Rehabilitation, provides the WorkAbility IV program. WorkAbility IV is designed to create career opportunities for students with disabilities who complete their degrees at CSUSB and assists registered students with résumé writing and cover letter development; job search skills, strategies, and resources; preparation for job fairs and interviews; networking and personal brand development; internships; job leads and placements; and Federal employment advising (Schedule A and Workforce Recruitment Program).

Both prospective and new students to the university are encouraged to contact SSD early in their CSUSB academic program.

Orientation & First-Year Experience (OFYE)

(909) 537-3233  SOAR website

Orientation and First-Year Experience is responsible for developing and implementing of welcome and transition programming for newly admitted freshmen and transfer students and their family members.  The Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) program is coordinated through the OFYE office.  SOAR offers dynamic programming for freshmen, and transfer students in order to equip them with the information needed to better manage their transitions to the university and help set them up for student success here at CSUSB. These transition programs prepare students for academic success, provide knowledge of university resources, encourage involvement in student activities, and help build meaningful relationships. Each SOAR program is designed to minimize anxiety and to promote positive attitudes about student success at the university.

There are also great leadership opportunities for students available with OFYE to serve as student Orientation Leaders and help with a new student’s transition into the Coyote family.  OFYE recruits and trains about 50 students to be Orientation Leaders.  Applications are available in fall quarter and training is in spring quarter with the majority of work happening over summer. Once classes begin, the programming doesn't stop.  There are a number of first-year experience programs students can partake in to enhance their university experience.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Office of Student Engagement
(909) 537-5234  Office of Student Engagement website

CSUSB is home to more than 180 student clubs and organizations and offers a wide range of roles and responsibilities.  Clubs and organizations provide ready-made laboratories for students to strengthen their leadership skills and opportunities to test classroom learning in a real-world setting.  They create their very own experiment with different roles, which help identify strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. Academic, cultural, religious, service, and political organizations are just a few examples of the types of clubs open to students. Membership in any student club or organization is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits that college life has to offer, and it is one way to make the campus seem more like home. Students learn how to lead an organization, conduct effective meetings and elections, as well as develop communication, mediation skills, and public-speaking skills.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Greek Life is a great way to get involved on campus, and CSUSB is home to eighteen national fraternities and sororities. Each fraternity and sorority contributes to campus life, helps the surrounding community, and assists in the development of leadership skills for each of its members. Joining a fraternity or sorority is a lifelong commitment. It is a commitment to sisterhood or brotherhood, to high standards of scholarship and moral conduct, and it is a commitment to yourself to strive for ideals created by the founders of each organization, most of which were created over 100 years ago. Greek organizations are rich with tradition, and members are often known for their involvement in philanthropic endeavors (also known as community service). In addition to the fraternities and sororities on campus, governing councils and Greek Honor Societies exist to foster relationships between the organizations and to set high scholarship standards.

Leadership Education

The National Society of Leadership & Success is a comprehensive program that offers skill-building workshops focused on Individual Development, Organizations and Community, and Diversity Awareness. The NSLS includes a personal assessment of the students' leadership potential and a strong focus on personal reflection as a tool for growth and development. With over 400 chapters nationwide and over 300,000 members, participation in this organization leads to strong networking skills. Members work closely with high-caliber advisors and national leaders to become inducted. Inductees are recognized at a special ceremony twice per year. NSLS members often describe their experience as life changing by increasing their self-esteem and personal effectiveness. Many students successfully land jobs after graduation and credit the National Society of Leadership &Success with their accomplishments.

Student Conduct and Ethical Development (SCED)

(909) 537-7172 Student Conduct and Ethical Development website

The Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development is committed to fostering student growth, development, and the utilization of the educational disciplinary process as a vehicle in re-directing student behaviors towards their ultimate success, retention, and implementing appropriate educational sanctions and consequences when necessary.  Students are a reflection of the life-long Coyote legacy in and out of the classroom, their community, workplace, and the world.  Being a part of the Coyote community includes responsibilities for students to safeguard the academic mission of the institution, abide by federal, state, and local laws, and uphold the Standards for Student Conduct, University policies, and regulations to maintain a campus decorum that supports the promulgation of civility, integrity, and a safe living-learning environment.

All student academic dishonesty and behavioral complaints, questions, or concerns shall be directed to the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development at (909) 537-7172 or  The office continues to establish partnerships with campus units and student involvement to promote proactive educational initiatives, programs, and opportunities.  Office staff is also available as a resource for consultation, and to provide educational workshops or presentations upon request.  Copies of the Standards for Student Conduct and the Student Conduct Procedures are available in the Office of Student Conduct & Ethical Development in University Hall, room 346.

Student Health Center

Accredited by the American Association of Ambulatory Health Care
(909) 537-5241 Student Health Center website

The Student Health Center assists students in maintaining good health to successfully participate in the educational program of the campus, providing, on an outpatient basis, medical care typically provided by a primary care physician. Services available during posted hours include treatment of illnesses, injuries, family planning, and immunization programs. Students are referred to community health facilities for major illnesses or injuries beyond the scope of the Student Health Center. Any outside care, whether referred by the Health Center or not, is at the student's expense. Medication and elective health services (such as pre-employment physical examinations) are available at a nominal cost. The Center has its own licensed pharmacy where students may fill prescriptions and purchase over-the-counter items. Other services include laboratory and x-ray access. Charges associated with these services are usually lower than those found elsewhere. 

All regularly enrolled students are eligible for services. Students in the extended learning program and those on staff fee waiver are not eligible. Though not a condition of enrollment, it is important to carry health insurance. The Center hosts Covered California representatives to assist students in applying for health insurance. 

The Center is closed on official university holidays. Office hours are Monday and Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday, 9 am-5 pm.

In case of an on - campus emergency, contact the Department of Public Safety by dialing 9-1-1.

Immunization Requirements. All new students and students applying for re-admission born after January 1, 1957 must present proof of measles and rubella immunizations. Hepatitis B vaccine series is required of first time enrollees under the age of 19. However, students may be exempt if they graduated from a California Public School during or after 2005. Meningitis vaccine is recommended for students living in housing. Immunization requirements must be fulfilled in advance of or during the first quarter of attendance at CSUSB. Vaccines are offered by the Student Health Center for a fee.

Students may fulfill these requirements by bringing, faxing (909) 537-7027, or mailing documentation to the Health Center. The Student ID number and date of birth must be on all documents. For those students unable to obtain acceptable proof of immunizations, the Student Health Center will provide the immunizations to all currently enrolled students for a fee. For specific information about required immunizations call the Immunization hotline at (909) 537-7356, visit at Student Health Center website, or call the Health Center at (909) 537-5241.

Student Health Advisory Committee. Students can offer important feedback about services and participate in campus wide health initiatives through membership on the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). Members work with clinic staff on a variety of health education projects, and also act as a liaison between the CSUSB student body and the Student Health Center.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services

Accredited by the American Association of Ambulatory Health Care

Student Health Center Building, West Entrance

(909) 537-5040  Psychological Counseling Center website

The Psychological Counseling Center is available to currently enrolled students for assistance with personal issues that may interfere with their efforts to achieve education or life goals, including adjustment to campus life, parenting skills, addictions, relationship or life style issues, mood and anxiety disorders, or any other issue of concern. Couples may be seen as long as one member of the couple is a currently eligible student. An initial session includes assessment of presenting concerns and recommendations for further counseling at the PCC or referral to a community resource. The PCC is staffed by Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and supervised graduate and post-graduate interns. Fees for the Center services are covered by the health fee paid at the time of enrollment. Although the demand for counseling services is considerable, appointments are usually made within 2 weeks of the student's initial contact. In case of emergency, students are seen with minimum delay and can be seen on a walk-in basis. To schedule an assessment, call (909) 537-5040. Open Monday through Friday, call for hours.

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

(909) 537-BFIT  Recreational and Wellness website

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center offers an exciting array of programs in the areas of fitness, group exercise, wellness, intramural and club sports, aquatics, leadership and communication, outdoor adventure and informal recreation. This 38,000 square foot complex, located at the south end of campus, houses a 34' climbing wall, 8,800 square foot fitness room, multi-purpose athletic court, locker rooms and two group activity rooms for aerobics, dance and martial arts classes. The Recreation and Wellness department is dedicated to providing a variety of safe and enjoyable programs and facilities to meet the diverse needs of the CSUSB community by creating a healthy social environment, enriching the quality of life and enhancing the educational experience. All enrolled CSUSB students, staff, faculty and Alumni Association members regardless of age, gender, experience and ability are welcomed.

Fitness/Wellness/Group Exercise

The Student Recreation and Fitness Center offers one-on-one training, buddy training, personal training development courses, and fitness assessments as a complement to our state of the art fitness room. The Group Exercise program offers over 40 classes per week. All programs are designed to enhance the participant's experience and facilitate healthy living habits.  Equipment and services include:

•    Treadmills
•    Elliptical Trainers
•    Recumbent/Upright Bike
•    Steppers
•    Weight Trainers
•    Functional Training Equipment
•    Free Weights
•    Plate Loaded Equipment
•    Heavy/Speed Bags
•    Fitness Assessments
•    Cardio Classes
•    Cycling Classes
•    Dance Classes
•    Instructional Classes
•    Mind/Body Classes
•    Sculpt Classes

Informal Recreation

The hours of the Student Recreation and Fitness Center are designed to meet the demands of the busy lives of our participants with several opportunities from the early opening hours until the late evening. When there is not organized play in the gymnasium or group exercise rooms, drop-in use is allowed. Members can meet up with friends to shoot hoops, practice their hip-hop, or  martial arts skills. Informal recreation hours will be posted outside of each of the three available rooms.

Climbing Wall

As the centerpiece of the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, a 34' climbing wall offers opportunities for beginner and intermediate classes, open climbing, and social events.  All equipment is provided and a safety orientation and skills test are offered to our participants.

Outdoor Trips

The unique location of the campus within close proximity to the Pacific coastline, the wilderness of Baja, the peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the High Desert allows for a wide range of activities.  Participants on outings will learn how to safely explore the great outdoors, develop an appreciation and understanding of their natural surroundings, experience personal growth, leadership development, learn teamwork and healthy communication skills, and of course, have fun.

Intramural Sports

The Intramural Sports program offers a variety of sport leagues and tournaments for all skill levels and interests.  Opportunities are available for participants who just want to learn a new sport or for the very competitive players who want to own on-campus bragging rights.  Intramural sports leagues are designed for players to enjoy themselves in a safe environment.  Sports include:

•    Basketball
•    Flag Football
•    Soccer
•    Dodgeball
•    Softball
•    Volleyball
•    Indoor Soccer 

Sport Clubs

The Sport Club program promotes student participation in a wide range of competitive sports.  Each sport club is managed and run by student leaders.  Sport Club participants not only enjoy the rewards of competition, but also gain skills in collaboration, leadership, problem-solving, and financial management.  Current clubs include:

•    Mixed Martial Arts
•    Coyote Running
•    Women's Soccer
•    Table Tennis
•    Men's Soccer
•    Women’s Volleyball
•    Men’s Volleyball
•    Women’s Water Polo 
•    Pack Tennis Club
•    Badminton Club


The swimming pool is located behind the Physical Education building. Hours vary and can be found on the Recreational Sports webpage.  Services include:

•    Lap Swimming
•    Certification and Training
•    Learn To Swim Instructional Classes
•    Aerobics

Leadership Challenge Center

The state-of-the-art Leadership Challenge Center provides unique team-building and leadership development programs for CSUSB students, departments, clubs, and teams. The course also serves the surrounding community for groups such as school districts, military and corporations alike. (who else do we serve its not just these listed)

Our programs are designed to help teach people how to appropriately build trust in others, increase individual interpersonal skills, social skills, and physical abilities.  The Leadership Challenge Center consists of the 50-foot-high-structure, but also other challenge sections built lower to the ground.  The team elements section allows teams of two to eight people to work together and support each other  in problem solving, as well as an individual/partner portion that emphasizes support and goal setting.  The center's programs provide a safe environment that allows participants to step outside their comfort zone, take a risk, learn, and grow.

University Police

911 for emergencies
(909) 537-5165 or (909) 537-7777 for police business

The University Police Department is a duly authorized law enforcement agency. The mission of the department is to protect the life and property of the campus community. The department provides professional service to the University community through proactive patrol, diligent crime prevention, and disaster preparedness. We provide these services utilizing our core values of safety and service, integrity, and using a community CPOP (Campus Problem Oriented Policing) approach. The Department's mission of campus safety through service is reflected in our motto "Campus Safety Through Service."

All university police officers are fully trained California state peace officers with law enforcement authority throughout the State of California. The officers provide a full range of service, including law enforcement, crime reporting and investigation, crime prevention training, motorist assistance, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, lost and found property, disaster preparedness, escorts, and medical and fire emergency response and coordination. The University Police Department operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and can be reached by dialing 911 for emergencies and (909) 537-5165 or (909) 537-7777 for all other requests.

A complete "Campus Safety Report" is available through the home university web page CSUSB website, in a pamphlet from University Police, or from Human Resources. Additional information is available on the university web page under the University Police tab.

Veterans Success Center

(909) 537-5195  Veterans Success Center website

Since opening May of 2012, CSUSB's Veterans Success Center (VSC) has built a strong reputation throughout the Inland Empire for offering innovative leadership opportunities and education programs. The center is ranked eighth in the nation by Military Times and as a top military school in the state of California by two top national college guides for veterans. On November 10, 2014, the VSC opened its second location at the CSUSB-Palm Desert Campus to better serve Coachella Valley veterans and dependents. The center's mission is to provide support services focused on the special needs and requirements of today's military veterans, service members, and dependents to assist them in transitioning to the university environment and achieving their academic and personal development goals.  The VSC is a 1,200 square foot facility, which houses a computer lab where student veterans, military members, ROTC cadets, and dependents can work on assignments, a group room for students to congregate between classes and hold study groups, and a lending library where students can checkout textbooks free of charge.  The center offers dynamic programs that are comprehensive in scope and sensitive to the unique needs of service members.  Services include: new student veterans' orientation; a monthly seminar series; a weekly support group; STEM tutoring; advocacy and referral services; a military veterans writers group; and arts and crafts.