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California State University San Bernardino


California State University, San Bernardino was born on April 29, 1960, when legislation was enacted to found San Bernardino-Riverside State College. The California State College system’s board of trustees selected a 430-acre site in north San Bernardino in 1963 to build the campus, and the college’s official name was changed to California State College at San Bernardino.


CSUSB ensures student learning and success, conducts research, scholarly and creative activities, and is actively engaged in the vitality of our region. We cultivate the professional, ethical, and intellectual development of our students, faculty and staff so they thrive and contribute to a globally connected society.


The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) was established to advance and strengthen the research, instructional, creative, and community service goals of the university through extramural (sponsored) funding.The ORSP is dedicated to the encouragement and support of all faculty research and sponsored projects. 

We assist the university community in the development of institutional grants, contracts, public and private partnerships, as well as facilitating intellectual property development, technology development and commercialization, as well as other entrepreneurial activities complementing and strengthening the university mission.

Student services

Office of Student Engagement (OSE)  supports an inclusive student life environment by offering social and co-curricular opportunities that foster student involvement and build affinity to California State University, San Bernardino.

OSE is here to support our students who want to expand their educational experience and leadership skills. OSE advises over 150 unique student clubs and organizations. Students can also stop by the office to inquire about the 23 Greek Life chapters active at CSUSB. OSE also houses the National Student Exchange program, which allows students to experience up to one year at another university within the US and Canada. 

Housing services

Living on campus is one of the easiest ways to become involved at CSUSB. The Villages offers on-campus housing for students in three residential environments: Serrano Village, Arrowhead Village and University Village. Living on campus is a significant part of the CSUSB experience for approximately 1,500 students.

Campus life

California State University, San Bernardino is located on 430 acres at the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. We are a medium-sized university featuring, small classes, modern and well-equipped labs and facilities, strong student support services and opportunities for close faculty contact.

Sports facilities

The James and Aerianthi Coussoulis Arena, a 5,000-seat multi-use facility is home to the Coyotes men’s and women’s basketball team and the women’s volleyball team. The arena opened in 1995 as part of the overall enhancement of the university’s Health and Physical Education complex. Since its opening the arena has hosted a USA Vs. China volleyball match, several NCAA regional tournaments, sports camps, several concerts and job recruitment fairs. The arena also houses a sports medicine facility and a fitness center.

Cal State San Bernardino's Premier Field complex was completed in mid-summer 2003 with the installation of 116,000 square feet (about 2.5 acres) of Bull's Eye Bermuda grass. 

Student clubs

There are more than 140 unique clubs and organizations on campus that meet the diverse interests of CSUSB students. The university registers clubs and organizations through the Office of Student Engagement each year. One of the easiest ways for students to expand their educational experience is to join one or more of the established organizations on campus, or to start a new one.

Clubs and organizations offer opportunities for students to challenge themselves with new responsibilities while becoming involved in the campus community. They also provide educational, social, and recreational experiences that enrich students’ lives. 

California State University, San Bernardino is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the official accrediting body for institutions of higher learning in the West. 

The teaching credential programs are approved by the California State Board of Education, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

San Bernardino, California, United States

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