ACE Scholars Services
Craven Hall 3400
Director: Jim Mickelson
Phone: (760) 750 4223
ACE Scholars Services is a program for former foster youth. The mission of ACE is to transform the lives of foster youth through education. Our philosophy is to provide an opportunity for foster youth to obtain a four year college degree through individualized services that move the student from a highly dependent state to a self sustaining confident individual who is integrated into the college community.
ACE Scholars Services works to encourage and assist foster youth to prepare for college, facilitate the transition from high school to college, provide support services needed to ensure success in college, and facilitate the transition from college to workforce.
The CSUSM campus has year round apartment style housing, on campus daycare services, and light rail and bus transportation, making CSUSM an excellent choice for former foster youth. CSUSM has MOU agreements with the Counties of San Diego and Riverside to ensure that all capable foster youth who are eligible have access to higher education though a guaranteed admission. ACE Scholars Services is a top tier program as CSUSM serves more former foster youth per capita than any other university.
ACE Scholars Services defines a former foster youth as an individual who was placed in the foster care system on or after their 13th birthday and remained in the system for more than two years, and is under the age of 30.
ACE Scholars Services web site has a step by step guide for admissions, application, financial aid, and other information needed to help foster youth obtain a college education at California State University San Marcos: http://www.csusm.edu/ace/prospective-students/application-steps-freshmen.html, http://www.csusm.edu/ace/prospective-students/application-steps-transfers.html.
Arts and Lectures
(760) 750 8272
The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences produces the Arts and Lectures Series, a wide range of curriculum- linked events.
Each year, Arts & Lectures engages the support and advice of CSUSM faculty, staff, students and the community in developing a series of events including lectures across various fields, film/video screenings, visual art talks, dance and theatre performances, music concerts, scientific discussions, book readings and more.
The series has become an integral part of campus life and offers eye-opening perspectives on multiple topics, issues, and disciplines by bringing in exceptional guests who are experts in various fields creatively and intellectually. The program not only supplements and complements curricular needs, it also enriches cultural life on the campus and within the community.
Department of Athletics
Office of the President
Department of Athletics: Field House, Suite 106J
Telephone: (760) 750-7100
The objectives of the intercollegiate athletic programs at Cal State San Marcos include:
- Student emphasis. To emphasize the student component of student-athlete, seeking not only successful teams for the university but also 100% graduation rates of team members.
- Academic enrichment. To augment the academic programs of the university with experiential learning that takes place through sports, striving to develop confidence, discipline, perseverance, and teamwork in student-athletes.
- Community linkages. To establish new linkages and strengthen existing linkages with all members of the surrounding communities.
The Administrative Staff
Director of Athletics
Telephone: (760) 750-7100
Associate Director of Athletics
Telephone: (760) 750-7109
Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance
Telephone: (760) 750-7101
Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations
Telephone: (760) 750-7102
Associate Director of Athletics for Business Operations
Telephone: (760) 750-7118
Assistant Athletic Director/Head Athletic Trainer
Telephone: (760) 750-7111
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Telephone: (760) 750-7111
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Telephone: (760) 750-7111
Sports Information Director
Telephone: (760) 750-7114
To Be Announced
Assistant Sports Information Director
Telephone: (760) 750-7122
Assistant Director of Athletics for Academics, Compliance, Eligibility, and Support Services
Telephone: (760) 750-7107
Bennett Cherry, Ph. D.
Faculty Athletics Representative
Telephone: (760) 750-4217
External Operations Coordinator/Equipment Manager
Telephone: (760) 750-7113
Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications
Business Operations and Spirit Programs Coordinator
Telephone: (760) 750-7100
Assistant Director of Athletics, Clarke Field House
Telephone: (760) 750-7412
Student Athlete Support Services Coordinator
The Department of Athletics Head Coaches
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7119
Head Baseball Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7104
Head Softball Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7103
Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7112
Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Telephone (760) 750-7115
Head Men’s & Women’s Golf Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7110
Head Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country and Track & Field Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7105
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7116
Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Telephone: (760) 750-7117
Department of Athletics Intercollegiate Teams
The Cal State San Marcos Department of Athletics has achieved steady growth since its inception in the late 1990’s. In 1998-99, the department started with the men’s and women’s golf, cross country, and track & field teams, which became perennial contenders in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). In 2006, CSUSM added baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s soccer, all of which have developed into highly successful programs. In 2011, the University added women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball. In 2014-15, CSUSM Athletics was accepted into candidacy by NCAA Division II and now competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) conference. The department completed the three-year transition process and was accepted as a full NCAA Division II member in 2017-18. The Department now has 13 intercollegiate teams and houses the university’s spirit programs that include a Cheer team, Dance team, and the university’s mascot, CRASH the Cougar.
For more information regarding the Department of Athletics visit csusmcougars.com
A full range of ATM services are available to the campus community via the ATM machines located in Kellogg Library, University Village Apartments (UVA), and the University Student Union. The ATMs offer 24-hour access to cash withdrawals, and are a member of the STAR and PLUS system ATM networks.
(760) 750 - 4764 – Sodexo, University Dining Services (Main Office)
University Dining Services (https://csusm.sodexomyway.com/) is operated by Sodexo through an agreement with the CSUSM Corporation, and is located in the University Student Union (USU) offering the following dining options:
(760) 750 - 4757 – CSUSM Starbucks
(760) 750 - 4762 – Jazzman’s Café & Bakery
(760) 510 - 3824 – Panda Express
(760) 750 - 4769 – Wow Café
(760) 750 - 4769 – Caliente
(760) 750 - 4769 – Sub Connection
(760) 703-3515 – Campus Coffee (The Coffee Cart) – Located on Founders Plaza
The Market at the Dome – Commons Building, next to the University Store
(760) 750–3131 - Flavours through SODEXO provides a full range of quality catering services (https://csusm.sodexomyway.com/catering/index.html)
Flexible voluntary meal plans can be designed to fit your needs. (https://csusm.sodexomyway.com/my-meal-plan)
Snack and beverage vending machines are located throughout the campus in the following buildings: University Commons, Academic Hall, Arts Building, University Hall, Science II, Kellogg Library, Markstein Hall, Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBSB) Building, the Clarke Fieldhouse, University Village Apartments, and the Foundation Classroom Building.
Located on the Cal State San Marcos campus, the University Store provides a wide array of products and services both in store and online, including Books, Apparel, Accessories, Gifts & Collectibles, Supplies, and Technology. New and used text books, book rental program, and course materials are also offered.
Disability Support Services
CRA 4300 & 4200
(760) 750-4905 (TDD 750-4909)
The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) determines reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. All students with disabilities who request reasonable accommodations are required to provide appropriate and recent documentation to the Office of Disability Support Services before services can be approved.
Support services are available through DSS for those students who qualify, noting that the appropriate accommodations for each student will be approved based on the documented disability and using the interactive process. Support services available include:
- access to course materials in alternate format;
- interpreters or captioners (for the hearing impaired)
- testing accommodations
- access to specially adapted equipment
- application assistance
- supplemental academic advising
- psychoeducational screening
- disability-related counseling
- priority registration
For further information on reasonable accommodations and required paperwork, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services.
The University has more than 150 classrooms and 35 computer labs throughout the campus. In addition, there are two open labs in the Kellogg Library with more than 80 computers in each lab.
As of Fall 2017, the University Library is open 24 hours a day, five nights a week, during Fall and Spring semesters. The second floor of Kellogg is a “24-hour zone” Sunday through Thursday.
The 24/5 Zone is open to students, faculty, and staff with a valid CSUSM ID. You’ll find renovated seating areas, group study rooms, computer labs, printing resources, course reserves, staff help, and other Library services and resources.
For more information about IITS services, please visit our website: http://www.csusm.edu/iits/
International Student Services
Fax (760) 750-3284
International student services are provided by the Office of Global Education. International student services include initial orientation and advising on matters such as housing, registration, visa regulations, work authorization, taxes, health insurance requirements, health services, safety issues, and other campus services.
Upon admission to the University, international students will receive information as to the date and time of their orientation session. When they arrive in San Marcos, international students should report to the international student advisor and remain in regular contact with the office as long as they are students.
International students should notify the international student advisor of their address and telephone number, their plans to work on- and off-campus, and their intention to travel outside the United States, including return trips to their home country. Upon request, the Office of Global Education will serve as a contact point for international students in the event of personal or family emergencies.
The University Library is the primary learning resource outside the classroom. The 200,000-square-foot Kellogg Library has more than 300 computers, more than 40 group study rooms, thousands of journals, and a quarter-million books. You can enter the Library by either the main entrance on the third level or at the second level.
The website provides access to online resources from the Library catalog and more than 100 research databases. It also provides information on the library’s services, hours, and staff. You may make requests directly online for such things as InterLibrary Loan materials or research appointments.
Monday – Thursday – 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Friday – 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Media Library Hours
Monday –Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Sunday – 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
24/5 Zone Hours
24 hours from Sunday 10:00 a.m. - Friday 5:00 p.m.
The 24/5 Zone includes about half of the Library’s second floor, which can be reached through the Craven Circle entrance.
Any exceptions for Library hours will be posted in advance on the Library website: https://biblio.csusm.edu/hours_calendar
Library Card and Borrowing Policy
The University ID card issued by the Media Library serves as a Library card for checking out books and other materials. Cards must have a current semester sticker to be valid. Validation stickers are issued at the second or third floor Check Out Circulation & Reserves Desks or at Parking Services throughout the semester.
Library users are responsible for the return of all materials checked out on their ID cards. With a current CSUSM ID card, faculty, staff, and students may borrow books directly from other California State University libraries. An agreement with MiraCosta and Palomar colleges allows Cal State San Marcos students, faculty, and staff to check out materials at these libraries as well.
Circulating library books may be checked out at the third-floor Circulation desk:
- 365 days for faculty/staff
- 16 weeks for graduate and undergraduate students
- 30 days for all other users
Periodicals, microforms and reference items do not circulate.
30 days: DVDs, CDs, VHS are located in the Media Library.
Reserve materials, both print and electronic, are placed in the Library by your instructor. They can be obtained at the Check Out Desk on the third floor of the Library, at the Media Library, and via the Library website.
Resource Sharing is a service through which Cal State San Marcos faculty, staff, and students can obtain research materials not held in our library from other libraries. Resource Sharing is done through several different programs:
||Books & Articles
Other Local Libraries
If another local academic or public library has the book or journal you want, you can pay them a visit.
If you find the book via CSU+, you can request it online and pick it up in the library usually in 2 to 5 days. We will notify you via email when your items are ready.
If you find the book in Circuit (more than 3 million titles), you can request it online and pick it up at our Library usually within 2 to 5 days. We will notify you via email when your items are ready.
Books, Articles &
Interlibrary Loan Request
We can get just about anything you need from just about any library within a couple of weeks. Articles can arrive in 2 to 5 days while books, etc. can take longer. We will notify you via email when your items are ready.
Research assistance is available at the Research Help Desk, by appointment with subject specialist librarians, and by email, phone, or real-time chat. Visit http://biblio.csusm.edu/research-assistance to find out more.
Developing the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in an information-rich environment is an essential part of your education. The Teaching and Learning Department (TAL) works with students to ensure that all become successful lifelong learners. TheTAL Department provides course-integrated instruction within General Education and specific fields of study.
The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Library makes available more than 500,000 titles, including print and electronic books, media (video, DVDs, CDs), print and electronic journals, and government documents. You will find research materials to support all areas of the CSUSM curriculum, from Accounting to Women’s Studies. Whether you need resources for a research paper, background materials to support a thesis, or guidance on field research methods, the Library collections are available to you.
The Library is a selective depository for United States and California State documents. In addition, the Library houses a small collection of curriculum materials and the University Archives. Visit https://biblio.csusm.edu/ to find out more.
The Media Library is located on the second floor of the Kellogg Library and provides access to the collection of non-print materials including video tapes, DVDs, spoken and musical audio tapes, and CDs. A complete listing is available through the Library catalog. Individual listening and viewing facilities are located in the Media Library. Visit http://biblio.csusm.edu/media_library to find out more.
Photo Identification Cards
Student identification cards are issued by the Media Library in the Kellogg Library building. The identification cards, which have the student’s photo and ID number imprinted on them, are required to check out library and IITS materials, to receive health services, write checks on campus, gain access to secure areas, and for identification purposes if requested by a University representative acting in an official capacity. To obtain a Cougar ID card, students must be prepared to present a valid picture ID and payment of $5.00.
Photo IDs can be obtained in the Media Library and 24/5 Zone during their open hours, which can be checked on the Library’s website at http://biblio.csusm.edu/media_library.
Off Campus Access
Many of the Library’s resources are available to anyone online. Other materials, such as full-text journals, are available only to Cal State San Marcos students, faculty, and staff. Any registered student can access Library resources from their home computer. For off-campus access, simply go to the catalog or research databases as you would on campus. When you click on a link, the proxy server will ask you for your campus username and password. More detailed information about the Library and its services is available at the Research Help Desk on the third floor of the Kellogg Library. Visit https://biblio.csusm.edu/distance-education for more information about services specifically for Temecula and Distance Education.
Lifelong Learning and Development
Alumni and Annual Giving
The Office of Alumni and Annual Giving is dedicated to identifying and serving the needs of Cal State San Marcos alumni. Alumni and Annual Giving works to encourage a life-long relationship with alumni through their continued connection with the University through job fairs, special events, alumni-based benefits, or electronic and print communications.
The Cal State San Marcos Alumni Association provides alumni with opportunities to enhance their cultural, personal, and professional development through their continued involvement with the University. For more information or to join the Cal State San Marcos Alumni Association, please call (760) 750-4416 or check out the association’s web site at www.csusmalumni.org
Craven Hall, 1400
The University maintains a centralized Career Center as a part of the Division of Student Affairs. This office, located on the First Floor of Craven Hall, provides services and programs on career development and planning, and job-related services in business, community organizations, government, and educational fields.
The Career Center works in cooperation with academic departments to assist students in choosing educational paths, assessing life direction, and establishing career goals. Experienced staff members are available to provide general as well as specific career information which will assist students in obtaining career positions that best utilize their professional preparation, experience, and abilities, while providing personal satisfaction. Students are encouraged to utilize these services early in their college experience.
The Career Center focuses on the following student-centered objectives:
- counsel students one-on-one on choosing a field of study, deciding on a career, selecting a program for advanced studies, or finding employment and internships;
- conduct a wide range of workshops and seminars, such as résumé writing, effective interviewing, and professional etiquette, which will prepare students for careers or graduate study;
- coordinate job listing services, which include career-related positions for Cal State San Marcos students, along with part-time and temporary positions;
- create opportunities for students to “network” and interview with prospective employers on-campus;
- provide “user friendly” computer guidance programs which explore interests, values, and skills in relation to career choice;
- maintain a computer lab and library of career information, including labor-market data, graduate school programs, and resources on career fields and job search techniques;
- assist students individually in all phases of finding employment, including assistance with resumes, interviewing, employer research, and acceptance offers;
- guide students through the process of applying for graduate or professional school; and
- provide CSU Alumni Association members with services for free.
The Career Center may furnish, upon request, information about the employment of students who graduate from programs or courses of study preparing students for a particular career field. Any such data provided must be in a form that does not allow for the identification of any individual student. This information includes data concerning the average starting salary and the percentage of previously enrolled students who obtained employment. The information may include data collected from either graduates of the campus or graduates of all campuses in the California State University.
Craven Hall 3300
(760) 750-4870 Grades K-8 Early Outreach
(760) 750-4887 Grades 9-12 TRIO Programs
The mission of Outreach Programs is to identify and serve K-12 low-income and/or first-generation college bound students from our diverse regional community to promote, advocate, and facilitate access to higher education. Outreach Programs accomplishes this by providing academic services and diverse enrichment programs to support K-12 students and schools, and families. Services range from K–8th grade campus visits, workshops, and presentations to 9th–12th grade tutoring, academic advising, mentoring, college application assistance, summer programs, college visits, and cultural/career educational events. Outreach Programs includes Early Outreach, TRiO Talent Search, and TRiO Upward Bound.
(760) 750 4870 Grades K-8
The Early Outreach Program seeks to prepare and increase the number of economically, educationally, physically, and environmentally disadvantaged students entering and graduating from postsecondary education. Specifically, K-8th grade students from the Alliance K-12 Partner School Districts that have established formal guaranteed admission agreements with CSUSM: Carlsbad Unified School District, Escondido Union High School District, Fallbrook Union High School District, Lake Elsinore Unified School District, Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Oceanside Unified School District, San Marcos Unified School District, Temecula Valley Unified School District, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District, and Vista Unified School District.
TRIO Talent Search (TS)
(760) 750-4887 Grades 9-12
TRIO Talent Search (TS) is a federally funded grant program through the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of TRIO TS is to encourage our program participants to complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education within six years. CSUSM TRIO TS is an academic preparation program designed to identify and assist 9th–12th grade students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. CSUSM TRIO TS serves 500 students from El Camino and Oceanside High Schools in Oceanside, CA. Services provided by TRIO TS include: academic, financial, and career advising to postsecondary programs; career exploration; information on postsecondary education; exposure to college campuses; information on student financial assistance; assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications; and assistance in preparing for college entrance exams.
TRIO Upward Bound (UB)
(760) 750-4887 Grades 9-12
TRIO Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded grant program through the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of TRIO UB is to increase the rate at which program participants complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education and attain either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree within six years following graduation from high school. CSUSM TRIO UB provides fundamental support to 9th–12th grade participants from low-income families and from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. CSUSM TRIO UB serves 75 students from Escondido and Orange Glen High Schools in Escondido, CA. Services provided by TRIO UB include: academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages; academic advising and support; tutorial services at each target school; mentoring; summer program; cultural enrichment; local and extended college visits; college entrance exam preparations; and assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications.
Parking and Commuter Services
(760) 750-7500 - University Police Building
All faculty, staff, students, and visitors are required to properly display a valid CSUSM parking permit at all times while parked on campus. Parking regulations are posted in parking lots and roadways; these areas are closely monitored. The following reminders will assist users of the California State University San Marcos parking facilities:
- Display a valid California State University San Marcos parking permit before parking your vehicle, or purchase time electronically via PayByPhone;
- Daily permits can be obtained from pay stations in general parking lots: B, C, F, K, N, and Parking Structure I (PSI); or may be purchased online
- Park only in lots where the permit is valid;
- Do not park in disabled parking spaces, unless a current validated DMV plate/placard is displayed along with a valid California State University San Marcos parking permit;
- Park only in clearly marked parking spaces, not along fences, red curbs, reserved spaces, and /or undeveloped areas.
- Keep your vehicle information up to date by checking your account routinely at: www.csusm.edu/parking.
Parking refund forms are available in Parking and Commuter Services, located in the University Police Building. Refunds are calculated on a prorated schedule.
Some alternative modes of transportation promoted by Parking and Commuter Services are bicycling, carpooling/ridesharing, carsharing, and public transportation. Visit the Parking and Commuter Services website for updates and additional amenities.
Bicycling to Campus
There are bike racks around the campus perimeter as well as bike lockers that may be rented for the semester. Register your bike to help UPD locate it if it is stolen. For the updated Personal Mobile Device Policy please see our website.
Carpooling or Ridesharing
Registered carpoolers (with carpool permits) have access to proximity reserved parking spaces.
To find a ride, there is a complimentary online ride-match program. Sign up for ride-matching at www.icommutesd.com. This is a secure and confidential way to find a ride. Use your CSUSM e-mail to stay within the campus community. A carpool bulletin board is located in the Commuter Lounge on the first floor of USU. Post to find rides or create a carpool.
Zipcar, the carsharing company, has two vehicles on campus located on the first floor of the parking structure. Eligible CSUSM students can join for a discounted fee and then can reserve the vehicles for use 24 hours/7 days per week. For complete details go to www.csusm.edu/parking.
The SPRINTER commuter train stops on campus at the corner of Barham Drive and La Moree as it travels to/from Escondido and Oceanside.
The BREEZE bus stops on campus at Craven Circle and the SPRINTER station on the same time schedule as the SPRINTER. Discounted Compass Card passes are available through Parking and Commuter Services for eligible CSUSM students; a valid CSUSM student ID and enrollment validation sticker are required. This pass is good only on the Breeze and SPRINTER, NCTD system.
- Bike tire pumps can be found at Craven Circle and Chavez Circle/Campus Way Circle
- Bike locks can be borrowed from the Parking and Commuter Services Office.
- EV charging stations are located on the first floor of the parking structure.
- For a complete list of amenities, other information, and updates on new programs, please see our website at www.csusm.edu/parking or follow us on social media: @ParkingCSUSM.
Pre-printed information may be subject to change. To inquire about current parking information, visit the Parking and Commuter Services web site at: www.csusm.edu/parking or call (760) 750-7500.
To ensure everyone’s safety in an emergency, please take the time to review the emergency evacuation plans posted throughout all University buildings. In the event of a fire, activate the fire alarm, and evacuate the building immediately. When safe to do so call 9-1-1 and report the fire. Once outside of the building, move upwind and away from the building. In any emergency, elevators are not to be used as part of an emergency evacuation route plan. Pre-plan your emergency evacuation by being familiar with at least two emergency evacuation routes from wherever you are on campus. You may also obtain information about emergency procedures by contacting University Police or the Emergency Management Office. For more information on emergency or safety tips and procedure, visit the University Police Department’s web site at: http://www.csusm.edu/police/
Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Cal State San Marcos has an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) intended to provide a carefully controlled, safe, and healthy work environment for all employees and students. The IIPP is based on the concept that safety is a grass-roots program and is required per the California Code of Regulations. The IIPP policy assures that any employee may refuse to participate in any activity that the person, in good conscience, believes could cause harm to his/her well-being. Mandatory IIPP training is offered by Safety, Risk, and Sustainability for all employees of Cal State San Marcos. A schedule of training opportunities is published each semester. Please call, (760) 750-4502, or visit the web site at http://www.csusm.edu/srs/ for a listing of training events or further information.
University Police Department
911 — Emergency
The University Police Department, a full-service police department, is located in the Public Safety Building at 425 La Moree Road. The main telephone number (business line) is (760) 750-4567. The University Police operates 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with statewide jurisdiction. Its primary responsibilities include crime prevention, law enforcement, criminal investigation, traffic enforcement, and disaster preparedness. If you are a victim of a crime or witness of a suspicious activity, report the incident immediately by calling 9-1-1.
The University Police Department provides the following campus community services:
- Safety Escort Service from dusk to dawn.
- The University Lost and Found program.
- RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) program, a women’s self-defense and empowerment course.
- PRICE (Preventing Rape by Intoxication through Community Education) Program, an educational program designed to reduce sexual assaults that are a result of victim intoxication.
- 502 Blues, an alcohol awareness and impaired driving prevention presentation.
- Cougar Watch, a community-based crime prevention coalition.
- Professional Speakers Bureau, officers provide information on a wide variety of safety and crime-prevention topics.
For more information on these and other services, please see our website at www.csusm.edu/police.
Personal Mobility Devices
Personal Mobility Devices (PMD) are allowed on campus as a mode of transportation. Personal mobility devices are commonly known as skateboards, bicycles, in-line skates, scooters and other similar devices. Operation of personal mobility devices must be in accordance with the California Vehicle Codes “Rules of the Road” and other municipal codes and policies.
Hover Boards or other similar devices ARE NOT PERMITTED on campus.
Personal mobility device operators shall exercise due care and reasonable caution to prevent collisions, injury to self, others or to property. It is the operator’s responsibility to know where on campus personal mobility devices are prohibited. Some of these areas include the University Access Service road, campus core, parking structure (PS1) or any university building.
For a complete list of definitions and to review the Personal Mobility Device Policy, visit Personal Mobility Device Policy www.csusm.edu/policies.
This policy addresses the use of Personal Mobility Devices (PMD) on the grounds of California State University, San Marcos and the property it controls.
Weapons on Campus
It is the policy of California State University San Marcos to provide a safe environment for all students, employees, visitors, and guests by enforcing all laws pertaining to firearms, weapons, or destructive devises on campus. The state laws pertaining to these devices are:
- It is a violation of Penal Code section 626.9 for any person, except as defined in Penal Code Section 25850, to bring or possess any firearm onto any property owned, controlled, or operated by the University without the prior written permission of the President or designee.
- It is a violation of Penal Code section 626.10, with specific exceptions as noted within 626.10 of the Penal Code, for any person to bring or possess and dirk, dagger, ice pick, knife having a fixed blade longer than two and one half (2 1/2) inches, stun gun or “Less Lethal Weapon” on any property owned, controlled, or operated by the University without prior written permission of the President.
As defined by penal code 16780 “Less Lethal Weapon” means any device that is designed to, or that has been converted to expel or propel less lethal ammunition by any action, mechanism, or process for the purpose of incapacitating, immobilizing, or stunning a human being through the infliction of any less than lethal impairment of physical condition, function, or senses, including physical pain or discomfort. It is not necessary that a weapon leave any lasting or permanent incapacitation, discomfort, pain, or other injury or disability in order to qualify as a less lethal weapon. Examples would include, but not limited to, BB guns, pellet guns, Airsoft guns, and paint ball guns.
- No person may openly display or expose any imitation firearm, as defined in Penal Code Section 20170, in a public place.
- No person shall possess for any reason any fireworks, explosives or destructive device as defined in the California Health and Safety Code without prior written permission of the President.
- No person shall possess any tear gas weapon to include Mace, CN gas, or CS Gas, pepper spray, or other similar gas weapon containing more than 2.5 ounces net weight of aerosol spray, as defined in penal code 22810 (e )(1).
- No person shall possess any weapon defined in section 16590 of the Penal Code, to include, but not limited to, billy clubs, metal or plastic knuckles, belt buckle knife, shurikins (AKA Chinese throwing stars), nunchaku, blackjack, sap, or any metal or replica practice hand grenade.
- It is a violation of Penal Code 21510 to possess or keep in a vehicle a switchblade or gravity knife (A “butterfly knife” for example).
This policy applies to all members of the campus community, visitors and guests on property owned, controlled or operated by the University except as expressly enumerated in the Penal Code and Health and Safety Code.
Cal State San Marcos considers hazing a serious matter and will thoroughly investigate all reports of hazing. In addition to being a violation of campus policy, hazing incidents may also be referred to the San Diego District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution.
Hazing is defined as any method of initiation or pre initiation into a student organization or student body, whether or not the organization or body is officially recognized by an educational institution, which is likely to cause serious bodily injury to any former, current, or prospective student of any school, community college, college, university or other educational institution in this state (Penal Code 245.6), and in addition, any act likely to cause physical harm, personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm, to any former, current, or prospective student of any school, community college, college, university or other educational institution. The term “hazing” does not include customary athletic events or school sanctioned events.
Neither the express or implied consent of a victim of hazing, nor the lack of active participation in a particular hazing incident is a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing is not a neutral act, and is also a violation of this section.
For further information regarding prevention, reporting, and education can be obtained from the University Hazing Education Team at: http://www.csusm.edu/sll/resources/hazing.
Retention and Academic Assistance
Academic Success Center
Kellogg Library, RM 211
The Academic Success Center (ASC) collaborates with faculty to create and implement innovative programming targeting students’ specific academic needs. The ASC works with faculty to design discipline-oriented opportunities for students to engage with faculty outside of the classroom. Examples of programming include transfer student success, reading skill development for history majors, and metacognitive strategies for psychology majors.
The Accounting Lab aids students in their study in these and related areas. The lab, which is supported by the College of Business Administration, provides individual and group tutoring and has resource materials. All Cal State San Marcos students are welcome to use this facility as a supplement to other study and learning activities.
Undergraduate Advising Services
Academic Advisors are available by college to assist undergraduate students with general education, major, minor and graduation requirement planning. In addition, major/minor specific advising may be supported by faculty of the respective discipline. Students are encouraged to refer to the department websites for faculty advising information. Academic Advising information can be found at www.csusm.edu/academicadvising.
TRIO Student Support Services
Craven Hall, 4100
Director: Heather Northway
The mission of TRIO Student Support Services is to provide support to students from low-income, first-generation, and/or disability backgrounds with comprehensive support services in their pursuit of an undergraduate degree. TRIO SSS is a federally funded grant and is committed to increasing the retention and graduation rates of its student participants. TRIO SSS is an integral part of the mission of the University as it seeks to embrace and enhance cultural pluralism and academic excellence. TRIO SSS students follow a comprehensive plan that helps them stay focused on academic success.
Support services offered through TRIO SSS include:
- Academic advising
- Academic coaching
- Personal counseling
- Peer mentoring
- Learning community
- Mid-semester evaluations/Early assessments
- Cultural enrichment activities
- Specialized advising for skill-building and academic guidance
- Priority registration
- Limited free printing and copying
- Financial literacy
- One-unit class
- Community services projects
- Graduation recognition ceremony
- Graduate school preparation
- Community building activities
- Professional Development Symposium
Educational Opportunity Program
Craven Hall, 4100
Director: Andres Favela
The mission of Educational Opportunity Program is to serve historically low-income and first-generation college students with academic support services that lead to a university degree. An array of support services are available to EOP students to assist them in making the most of their educational opportunities. EOP grants are also available to those students who are eligible through Financial Aid and are in good standing with the program.
Support services offered through EOP include:
- Peer Mentoring
- Academic planning
- Personal counseling
- Financial aid (assistance)
- Priority registration
- Summer Bridge
- Leadership opportunities
- Academic workshops and conferences
- First-year Learning Cohorts
Applications are taken for Fall Admittance only.
Summer Bridge is a program that is available through the EOP Program.
Summer Bridge prepares first-year students to succeed in CSUSM’s academic, social, and cultural environment through an intensive five- to six-week program that provides first-year EOP students with rigorous instruction in writing, math, study skills, college success strategies, and community building activities.
Craven Hall, 4100
The Center provides opportunities for EOP and SSS students to build community, form study groups, and/or conduct research. Other services offered through The Center include:
- Access to computers
- Free limited copies and printing
EOP admissions information, applications, and deadlines may be obtained by visiting the department’s web site at http://www.csusm.edu/eop/, or in CRA 4100, or on CSUMentor.edu.
Early Assessment Program (EAP)
The CSU has worked with the State Board of Education (SBE) and the California Department of Education (CDE) to develop the Early Assessment Program (EAP). EAP incorporates the CSU’s placement standards into existing high school standards tests in English and mathematics. The goal of the Early Assessment Program is to have California high school graduates enter the CSU fully prepared to begin college level study.
Faculty Mentoring Program
Coordinator: Sonia M. Perez
Kellogg Library, 2400
Established in 1991, the mission of the Faculty Mentoring Program is to increase the retention of upper division students who are at risk of failing to graduate from Cal State San Marcos. At the core of the Faculty Mentoring Program is the one on one mentoring relationship that matches a student with a volunteer faculty member, based on shared academic interests. The most important objective of the mentoring relationship is to assist the student in meeting graduation requirements. Mentors also provide guidance about graduate degrees and the graduate application process.
The Mentoring Program also offers a program of group activities that gather individual student protégées together into an annual cohort. Through individual mentoring and group activities, the Faculty Mentoring Program serves at risk students by involving them in a process of creating strong professional relationships, establishing a shared culture, practicing constructive academic and professional behavior, and embracing a positive attitude about collaboration and academic success.
The Faculty Mentoring Program is administered by the Director of the Faculty Center, in collaboration with a Faculty Fellow. Faculty mentors are recruited and supported by the Faculty Center as part of its mission to support faculty development, and specifically, to enhance faculty success in promoting student learning and academic achievement among at risk upper division students (e.g. retention, timely degree-completion, advising about careers, application to advanced degree programs, etc.).
Students may submit an application if they are first generation college students and/or can demonstrate financial need, and must be at the junior or senior level. All faculty (part time and full time) are welcome to participate.
Personalized Academic Success Services (PASS)
Personalized Academic Success Services (PASS) works with students by holistically assessing each individual situation to provide appropriate support and resources (on campus or in the community) to help students achieve academic and personal success.
- Academic Goal Development
- Academic and Personal Development Workshops (i.e. Time Management, Test-Taking, Note-Taking, etc.)
- Support for Students on Academic Probation/Disqualification
- Student Support and Transition Counseling
- Resource Referral Services
- Help for new freshmen and transfer students transitioning/adjusting from high school or transfer college/university to CSUSM
Arlene Toya, Student Academic Success Coordinator
Phone: (760) 750 6056
Location: Kellogg Library 1105
Note: If you are in ACE, CAMP, EOP, or SSS, you will need to contact your program counselor/advisor for assistance instead of PASS.
Language Learning Center
Kellogg Library 1107
The Language Learning Center (LLC) works closely with students and faculty to help students become strong and confident in another language. The LLC supports all languages taught on campus and American Sign Language. The LLC offers: tutoring, study tips, textbook loans, resources, workshops, technological support, and classroom support. In addition, the LLC advises on the Language Other Than English Requirement (LOTER) and administers the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (in many languages) and the Spanish Placement Exam as ways to meet the LOTER.
Kellogg Library, KELL 1109
The Math Lab provides academic support, tutoring, and assistance to undergraduate CSUSM students fulfilling General Education requirements for the B4 Math requirement, some 200 level and 200 level Math coursework, helping students prepare for a variety of standardized tests. The Math Lab also offers computers and resources on Math for students in B4 classes and faculty.
Academic Hall 202
The STEM Tutoring Program is a key component of the Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services (CLASS) under the Office for Undergraduate Studies. We strive to increase the number of students receiving degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. The STEM tutoring program supports all students by providing an open and welcoming environment with study space, peer tutors, and informative workshops. Our goal is to guide students to develop the skills and self-confidence they need to succeed in science and math. The core courses we tutor include: Biology 210, 211, and 215; Chemistry 150, 160, 201 and 202; Computer Science 111, 211, 231, and 311; Math 260, 270, 350, and 374; and Physics 201, 202, 203, 205, and 206.
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Academic Hall 202 & Kellogg Library, RM 211 (near Media Library)
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a model of student academic assistance in historically difficult courses. SI is structured as a weekly study group for specific courses lead by trained SI leaders who have excelled in the selected course in the past. SI leaders guide the study groups by helping improve students’ understanding of course content and grades. SI groups will review notes, clarify text material, discuss ideas, among other learning activities.
Kellogg Library, 1103
(760) 750 4168
The Writing Center offers students from all disciplines an opportunity to gain feedback on their writing from trained peer consultants. Consultants work with students at any stage of the writing process, offering strategies, advice, and resources to help students improve their writing skills, and their Academic English. A central goal of the Writing Center is to help create better writers, not just better writing. This is done through one-one-one, small-group sessions, online tutoring services, and writing and grammar workshops.
Student Health and Counseling Services
(760) 750-4915 Appointments
(760) 750-4924 TDD
(760) 750-3181 Fax
Student Health and Counseling Services provides basic primary healthcare, health education, and psychological counseling to enrolled Cal State San Marcos students. The Student Health and Counseling Services staff includes medical, psychological, and administrative professionals who are trained to assist students who have medical, mental, and/or health-related problems. Visits with a doctor, nurse practitioner, health educator, nurse, or psychologist are absolutely free with an appointment. Visits may include routine preventive health screenings, such as PAP exams and physicals, or treatment for colds, respiratory infections, and other general health issues. A psychiatrist is available for low-cost visits.
Also available are laboratory, radiology referral, and immunization services. Students will have access to pharmacy services for low-cost prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. Students may seek visits with health educators at the HOPE & Wellness Center for information, educational counseling, support, resources, and/or referral services for: alcohol and other drugs, contraception, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, nutrition and fitness, relationships, sexual assault and rape, sexual harassment, sexual health, smoking cessation, stress management, and other health issues. Short-term individual, couple, family, and group counseling services are available to help students cope with issues that can affect them personally and academically.
All services provided are strictly confidential. For more information, please visit our web site.
Peer Health Education
Through the Healthy Cougars (PAWS) program, there are opportunities available for students to become certified peer health educators. These volunteers are committed to promoting awareness and advocating health and wellness related issues to the Cal State San Marcos community. This includes giving up-to-date information about health related issues through various programs, workshops, events and presentations, and referral of students to appropriate offices and resources on campus as needed. These students receive formal, direct training from the staff of Student Health and Counseling Services, as well as ongoing education and support. For information about these and other volunteer opportunities, contact Student Health and Counseling Services: Hope & Wellness Center or at https://www.csusm.edu/hope/paws/index.html.
Student Health Advisory Council
The Student Health Advisory Council works closely with Student Health and Counseling Services. It is a voluntary advisory council whose mission is to ensure high quality, confidential, and professional primary and preventive health care for Cal State San Marcos students. The advisory council is also involved with campus-wide health programs for students. Membership is established through application, and new students are welcome to apply at the beginning of each semester. For further information, contact the staff advisor at (760) 750-4917 or at https://www.csusm.edu/hope/shac/index.html.
Family PACT is a state planning, access, care, and treatment program that provides free family planning services to low income individuals who qualify, as well as education, counseling and treatment to protect your reproductive health. Please contact us today about eligibility.
Sexual Violence Advocate
A confidential sexual violence advocate and educator is available for students who need help regarding dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, and stalking. Support with discussing options of next steps, possible accompaniment to medical, university administrative, and legal proceedings is available as well as academic advocacy.
Associated Students, Inc. (ASI)
University Student Union, Suite 3700
Phone: (760) 750-4990
Fax: (760) 750-3149
To serve, engage, and empower students.
Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is a nonprofit auxiliary organization that exists to provide services to students. ASI goals are to participate in shared governance of the University and offer programs and services that enrich the co-curricular experiences of students. ASI is governed by a 17-student member Board of Directors that is elected each spring and serves for one year beginning in May.
Programs and Services
Each student pays the student body fee each semester to Associated Students, Inc. The funds are allocated to provide quality experiences for students outside of the classroom. ASI operates the ASI Community Centers (Gender Equity Center and LGBTQA Pride Center), which provide programs, education, advocacy, and community space for students. Campus Activities Board provides students with a wide variety of activities and programs geared toward increasing the quality of life on campus, including annual traditions such as The Ball, Alternative Spring Break, and Festival 78. The Board of Directors serves as the official voice to express student opinions and protect the rights and interests of students. ASI also offers accounting and banking services to recognized student organizations, event funding for student organizations, funds for students attending professional conferences, and free faxing for students.
Associated Students, Inc. offers many opportunities for students to get involved through participation in our programs and services, student employment, and service on the ASI Board of Directors. For more information, visit our web site at www.csusm.edu/asi or stop by our offices and centers on the third floor of the University Student Union.
Student Life & Leadership
University Student Union, 3600
Student Life & Leadership develops students’ capacity to lead and initiate positive social change. We provide inclusive spaces, programming, and co-curricular learning opportunities that cultivate the student experience.
The programmatic themes for the Multicultural Programs includes:
- Advocacy & Activism
- Multicultural Competency
- Critical Engagement across groups
Student Life & Leadership will promote a rich co-curricular agenda to further student education, wellness, and retention from admission through graduation. Department programs and services will enable students to practice the concepts and skills they learn in the classroom as they engage a myriad of campus involvement opportunities. Students will build self-awareness and expand their worldview as they engage their peers amidst the diversity of the campus community. By engaging the intentional learning experiences offered by Student Life & Leadership, students will expand their skills in critical thinking, communication and leadership, thus maximizing their university experience and preparation for life after college.
Students can choose to get involved with over 100 recognized student organizations- or they can start their own! As a result of getting involved, Student Organization leaders develop a campus support network, grow their leadership skills, and plan fun activities for their groups and the campus at large. Student Organizations offer a wide variety of opportunities for students to enhance their academic and social life on campus.
Student Organizations provide a unique and supportive setting where students grow and learn from each other. Current student leaders report that their communication, interpersonal, and social skills have improved as a result of being involved on campus and in the San Marcos community.
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Fraternity & Sorority Life at California State University San Marcos is a vibrant community based on the values of leadership development, intellectural development, service to others and community impact, diversity and inclusion, lifelong membership, and organizational standards. Fraternities and sororities offer unique opportunities for students to become involved in building campus traditions during their college years, and then continue to be connected to their organizations beyond graduation. Our community operates under a deferred recruitment model, which means students must have completed 12 college units before they can join a chapter.
To learn more about Fraternity & Sorority Life, please attend any of the recruitment events scheduled in mid-September and mid-February, or contact SLL.
Multicultural Programs provides intentional learning experiences that educate and support students in the various stages of their own identity development and encourages students to embrace a variety of world views.
Multicultural Programs also strives to establish and support programs that affirm the diversity of the campus community in its many forms by embracing a broad definition of culture to include world views formed by race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, abilities, sexual orientation, and religion.
Established in 2003, the Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) is a space for all students to use. The CCC is a space where students can connect with others, increase awareness, and engage in dialogue. Students may also relax between classes, browse the multicultural library collection, and schedule meetings for their organizations. The CCC is located in University Student Union, 3400.
Grounded in CSUSM’s Integrated Co-Curricular Model, the Tukwut Leadership Circle is a program designed to support student leadership, interpersonal, career, and professional development through weekly workshops and campus and community engagement. Students can do this by engaging in our multidimensional leadership certificate program. The program is open to all students, and is designed for students to complete within one year. The program takes approximately 30 hours to complete. Students may choose to complete the TLC with an emphasis in Multicultural Competency.
Tukwut Leadership Circle Program Components:
- 7 Leadership Workshops
- 7 Hours of Campus Engagement
- 7 Hours of Civic Engagement
- Type Focus Self-Assessment
- Leadership Reflection Paper
- Exit Panel Interview
- LinkedIn portfolio
Students can also participate in the LEAD retreat, Leadership Fast-Track, or Peer Mentoring Program.
Student Life & Leadership (SLL) provides a database for off-campus apartments, condominiums, and rooms for rent. SLL also provides assistance in finding a roommate, publishes an off-campus housing guide, and offers information on local apartment listings. Students can find those resources at: https://www.csusm.edu/sll/resources/och/index.html
The mission of the Civility Campaign is to engage CSUSM students, faculty, and staff in learning opportunities to create a community that navigates social justice issues and multiple perspectives through self-reflection, care, respect, and empathy while acknowledging the culture and humanity of others.
With “Civil Discourse: Let’s Engage” as the tagline, the campus community can participate in Civility Dialogues, Civility Café Series, and the Civility Celebration.
Orientation & New Student Programs
New Student Programs works hard to provide an exciting transition experience for all incoming students and their families. The transition process for new students begins at Orientation, where they learn about the campus community and build connections with their fellow students, as well as faculty and staff. New Student Programs also offers additional programs throughout the academic year to continue the support for new students as they begin their journey at CSUSM. Visit our web site to find specific information about Orientation and other transition programs for new students: www.csusm.edu/sll/onsp.
If you are interested in an exciting leadership opportunity that will allow you to assist incoming students and their families, check out the Orientation Team. The recruitment and selection for this team occurs in early Spring.
Clarke Field House
The M. Gordon Clarke Field House, home to Campus Recreation, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Kinesiology (non-lecture courses), is a place to build community and enhance student life through programs, activities, and events.
The Clarke Field House serves the student and campus community in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to:
- As a venue for students to recreate and participate in fitness and wellness programs. Visit the section about “Campus Recreation” for more details.
- As home to CSUSM’s intercollegiate athletic teams, and an athletic support staff and administration made up of over 40 employees. Visit the “Athletics” section for more information about our programs. Contact us at (760) 750-7100 or www.csusmcougars.com.
- As a supporting facility for Kinesiology courses that are activity-based in nature.
Campus Recreation (REC) is dedicated to promoting holistic wellness and enriching the CSUSM experience by providing inclusive recreation services, facilities and opportunities. REC, funded by the Recreation Fee and a portion of the USU fee, supports the following:
- Clarke Field House (fitness center, locker rooms, outdoor basketball court, gymnasium with volleyball and half-court basketball).
- Mangrum Track & Field
- Lower Field
- Disc Golf Course (18 holes)
- Fitness (personal training and group fitness)
- Outdoor Adventures
- Sport Clubs
- Special Events
Campus Recreation offers a rich and rewarding student-employment experience with positions from operations to programming and more. Visit our website or call us at 760-750-6009.
University Student Union
The University Student Union (USU) serves as the center of campus life by providing welcoming and innovative spaces that foster community engagement and campus pride. Hosting over 300 student events annually, the USU has become the hub of campus life. CSUSM now has a deeper sense of community which supports enduring campus loyalty for our present and future Cougar Alumni. Student employees are at the core of the USU, with over 25,000 hours annually provided in support of building operations and programming alone.
The University Student Union includes the following features:
- Five food concepts where students can meet, dine and relax
- A large market for the student on-the-run that includes a Jamba Juice location inside
- Outdoor amphitheater with seating for over 400
- USU Activity Centers where students can play pool, air hockey, foosball & console gaming
- Small and intimate lounge spaces for a more subdued atmosphere
- Commuter Lounge for students who don’t live on campus
- Cross Cultural Center, LGBTQA Pride Center, Gender Equity Center, Latin@ Center
- 9,000 square foot ballroom with 2 additional meeting rooms
- Associated Students Inc., Student Life & Leadership and the Dean of Students
- A rooftop patio that includes a Green Roof to support energy conservation
- Computers, print stations, and an ATM for convenience
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification
- The best student employment opportunities on campus
For more information about the USU, please visit the Information Desk on the 4th Floor or visit our web site at www.csusm.edu/usu.