Governance on the campus at California State University, Fullerton is the responsibility of the president and his administrative staff. Working closely with the president are a number of faculty and student groups that initiate, review, and/or recommend for approval, various university programs, policies and procedures. Although the president is vested with the final authority for all university activities, maximum faculty and staff participation in campus decision-making and governance has become traditional. Students also are actively involved, with student representatives included on almost all university, college and departmental committees and policymaking bodies.
MISSION AND GOALS
Learning is preeminent at California State University, Fullerton.
We aspire to combine the best qualities of teaching and
research universities where actively engaged students, faculty
and staff work in close collaboration to expand knowledge.
Our affordable undergraduate and graduate programs provide
students the best of current practice, theory, and research
and integrate professional studies with preparation in the
arts and sciences. Through experiences in and out of the
classroom, students develop the habit of intellectual inquiry,
prepare for challenging professions, strengthen relationships
to their communities and contribute productively to society.
We are a comprehensive, regional university with a global
outlook, located in Orange County, a technologically rich
and culturally vibrant area of metropolitan Los Angeles.
Our expertise and diversity serve as a distinctive resource
and catalyst for partnerships with public and private organizations.
We strive to be a center of activity essential to the intellectual,
cultural and economic development of our region.
- To ensure the preeminence of learning.
- To provide high-quality programs that meet the evolving needs of our students, community and region.
- To enhance scholarly and creative activity.
- To make collaboration integral to our activities.
- To create an environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed.
- To increase external support for university programs and priorities.
- To expand connections and partnerships with our region.
- To strengthen institutional effectiveness, collegial governance and our sense of community
ACCREDITATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
California State University, Fullerton, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Questions about accreditation may be addressed to:
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001
Other accrediation and association recognition includes:
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - Accounting Program
AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - Business Programs
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American Chemical Society
American College of Nurse Midwives Division of Accreditation, 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1550, Silver Spring MD 20910
American Council on Education
Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Council of Graduate Schools
Council on Social Work Education
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
National Association of Schools of Dance
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
National Association of Schools of Theatre
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
National Organization for Human Services Education
Nurse Anesthesia Council on Accreditation
Orange County Business Council
Southern California Consortium on International Studies
Western Association of Graduate Schools
ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY
The Academic Senate of California State University, Fullerton endorses the American Association of University Professors 1987 Statement of Professional Ethics (University Policy Statement 230.000).
HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY
In 1957, Cal State Fullerton became the 12th State College in California to be authorized by the Legislature. The following year a site was designated in northeast Fullerton. It was purchased in 1959, when Dr. William B. Langsdorf was appointed as founding president, the first staff was selected and plans for opening the new college were made. Orange County State College started classes for 452 full- and/or part-time students in September, 1959, using leased quarters for its administrative offices on the Fullerton Union High School campus and for its classrooms at Fullerton’s Sunny Hills High School. In the fall of 1960, the college opened classes on its own campus, where it occupied 12 temporary buildings. The name changed to Orange State College in July 1962, to California State College at Fullerton in July 1964, to California State College, Fullerton in July 1968 and to California State University, Fullerton in June 1972. The first permanent building, the six-story Letters and Science Building (now known as McCarthy Hall), was occupied in 1963.
Today, there is much dramatic evidence of additional, rapid growth. Several new buildings have been completed, and enrollment has climbed to more than 35,900. Since 1963 the curriculum has expanded to include lower-division work and many graduate programs, as well as numerous credential and certificate programs.
The Donahoe Higher Education Act of 1960 established the California State Colleges as a system under an independent Board of Trustees, redefined the functions of the State Colleges, and related them to both the community colleges and the University of California system.
In May 1971, Dr. L. Donald Shields, who had served as acting president for seven months, was appointed the second president of Cal State Fullerton. Dr. Miles D. McCarthy became acting president in January 1981; Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb took office as the third president in October 1981; and Dr. Milton A. Gordon was appointed the fourth president in August 1990.
ENVIRONMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY
Fullerton, a city of more than 136,000 inhabitants, is located in north Orange County, about 30 miles southeast of central Los Angeles. It is part of the Southern California population center and within easy freeway access of all the diverse natural and cultural attractions of this region.
Orange County, with an area of 798.2 square miles, is the 47th in size of California’s 58 counties, but it is the second largest county in population (more than 3 million) and the fifth most populous county in the nation. Orange County has experienced during the last four decades almost unprecedented growth as communities continue to occupy the diminishing expanses of open land.
Today, there co-exists an interesting mixture of the old and new economic and life styles in Orange County. Underneath the soil, archeologist and bulldozers uncover traces of the hunting and gathering Indian bands who flourished at least as early as 4,000 years ago in what was a benign and bountiful region. More visible traces remain of the Spanish and Mexican periods and cultures: Mission San Juan Capistrano, which began the agricultural tradition in Orange County, and subsequent adobes from the great land grants and ranches that followed. Additionally, both customs and many names persist from this period, and so does some ranching. The architectural and other evidences of the subsequent pioneer period are still quite visible: farmsteads, old buildings from the new towns that were established in the late 1800s, mining operations, and traces of early resort and other types of promotional activities. For about 100 years, farming was the main economic activity with products such as grapes, walnuts, vegetables and oranges replacing the older wheat and cattle ranches. Today, agriculture still is very important. Orange County ranks high among California’s counties in mineral production with its oil, natural gas, sand and gravel, and clay mining and processing activities.
The extensive development of the 42 miles of beaches in Orange County and the development of such attractions as the Disneyland Resort, Knott’s Berry Farm, the Laguna Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, the Honda Center, Angel Stadium, the Anaheim Convention Center and the Orange County Performing Arts Center continue to make tourism an increasingly important activity.
So does the Mediterranean-type climate, with rainfall averaging 14 inches per year, and generally mild days (either freezing or 100-degree temperatures are uncommon) with frequent morning fog during the summer. Both downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean can be reached by car in half an hour, and mountain and desert recreation areas are as close as an hour’s drive from the campus.
THE CAMPUS AND ITS BUILDINGS
Once part of a vast orange grove, Cal State Fullerton’s attractively landscaped main campus now consists of 236 acres bounded on the south by Nutwood Avenue, on the west by State College Boulevard, on the north by Yorba Linda Boulevard and on the east by the Orange Freeway (57).
The portion of Orange County immediately surrounding the campus is predominantly suburban; it includes housing tracts, apartment complexes, shopping centers and industrial parks.
Other educational institutions also are part of the immediate environment. The Southern California College of Optometry opened in the spring of 1973. It is just north of Cal State Fullerton. To Cal State’s immediate south is Hope International University, a liberal arts school with a Bible emphasis, where students started classes in the fall of 1973. Western State University College of Law occupied its new campus to the immediate west of Cal State in January 1975.
The Cal State Fullerton campus itself has an efficient urban layout of facilities developed to serve a predominantly commuting public. The university’s modern buildings were planned so that no student needs more than 10 minutes to go from one class to another. The campus is surrounded with landscaped parking areas.
The first permanent building, the Letters and Science Building, was occupied in 1963. This imposing structure, master planned to serve ultimately as a facility for undergraduate and graduate science instruction and research, has been used to house other programs until they could warrant new facilities of their own. This building is now called Miles D. McCarthy Hall.
Since 1963, growth has been rapid. The Performing Arts Center was completed in 1964, the Physical Education Building in 1965, the Library Building in 1966, the Commons in 1967, the Humanities-Social Sciences Building and Visual Arts Center in 1969, William B. Langsdorf Hall (Administration- Business Administration) and the Engineering Building in 1971, the Student Health Center in 1974, the Education-Classroom Building and University Center in 1976, an addition to the Visual Arts Center in 1979, the Jewel Plummer Cobb Residence Halls and the Charles L. and Rachael E. Ruby Gerontology Center in 1988, and the Fullerton Marriott and the Computer Science Building in 1989. The Ruby Gerontology Center was the first building on campus financed solely by contributed funds; the Fullerton Marriott, a full-service hotel, resulted from a joint venture involving the Marriott Corp., the university and the city of Fullerton.
An expansion of the Titan Student Union (formerly known as the University Center) and the Titan Sports Complex, featuring the multipurpose 10,000-seat Titan Stadium, baseball pavilion, track and tennis courts, were completed in 1992. The Titan Student Union houses a 1,200-seat pavilion, small theater, food court, pub, bowling alley and conference rooms. The five-story University Hall, with classrooms, faculty offices, and student and academic support services, was occupied in 1993, followed by the two-story Science Laboratory Center in 1994. A four-story addition to the University Library was completed in 1996, and the entire complex was dedicated as the Paulina June & George Pollak Library in 1998. The 10-story College Park building on Nutwood Avenue provides additional classrooms and office space for university staff and faculty members.
Cal State Fullerton’s on-campus student-resident population more than doubled with the completion of a 440-bed student housing facility in August 2002. The new facility is adjacent to Cobb Residence Hall, an on-campus apartment complex for 396 students. A 71,000-square-foot expansion of the Kinesiology and Health Science Building was completed in 2003. The new wing includes the Wellness Center for Successful Aging, practice gymnasium, seminar rooms, faculty offices and a 125-seat lecture hall. A new 109,000-square-foot Performing Arts Center opened in January 2006. The new complex features venues that include an 800-seat concert hall, 250-seat thrust-stage theater and a 150-seat black box theater. Two parking structures – completed in 2006 and 2004 – provide on-campus parking for about 4,000 vehicles, expanding the overall number of parking spaces on campus to more than 12,400. Currently under construction is Steven G. Mihaylo Hall, future home of the College of Business and Economics. The five-story, 195,000-square-foot facility will provide a state-of-the art learning environment, including technologically advanced classrooms and lecture halls, computer labs, and house the college’s renowned centers and institutes. Also under construction is a new Student Recreation Center, which is scheduled for completion in January 2008.
In the northeast corner of the campus is the Fullerton Arboretum, which was dedicated in the fall of 1979 in a joint venture with the city of Fullerton. The 26-acre botanical garden is a living museum of rare plants from around the world. The ecologically arranged botanical collection depicts habitats from the desert to the tropics. With its ponds, streams and wildlife, it offers a tranquil retreat from our fast-growing urban life. In spring 2006, the university welcomed the opening of the Fullerton Arboretum Visitor Center and the Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum, the campus’s first “green” building. The center design garnered a Best Practices Award for Overall Sustainable Design during the 4th Annual UC/CSU Sustainability Conference in 2005. The Fullerton Arboretum also is home to Heritage House, a restored 19th-century dwelling, and serves as a cultural museum for North Orange County.
The ample freeway and surface street accommodations that approach the main entrance to the university’s campus also provide comparatively easy access to the great and diverse learning resources available in Southern California: many other colleges and universities; museums, libraries and art galleries; zoos; and the wide variety of economic, governmental, social, and cultural activities and experiences that may be found in this dynamic and complex region of California and the United States.
Information concerning the instructional, laboratory and other physical facilities that relate to the academic program may be obtained from the Office of Facilities Management.
CAL STATE FULLERTON - IRVINE CAMPUS
Irvine Campus is a branch campus of California State University, Fullerton. Located on a portion of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, now Heritage Fields, in Irvine, just 19 miles from the Fullerton campus, the Irvine Campus serves as a regional center for meeting the higher education needs of central and south Orange County.
The Irvine Campus offers course work at the upper-division level (junior/senior), post-baccalaureate, and graduate levels. All lower-division (freshman/sophomore) general education and major course work is taken either at the main campus at Fullerton, a community college, or a private higher education institution.
The Irvine Campus occupies a 50,900-square-foot two-story structure built around a central courtyard area and a second 16,000-square-foot, one-story structure. At present CSUF leases approximately fifteen acres that include the educational facility and about 800 parking spaces for faculty and students. It contains an administrative center, twenty-nine classrooms, faculty offices, an electronic university library, computer classrooms, an open computer laboratory, a student affairs service center, an enrollment services center, an admissions, registration and cashiering center, a bookstore and a food service center.
Students who plan to attend the Irvine Campus must be admitted to California State University, Fullerton through the regular admissions process. Applications for admission to the university are available on the Web at www.csumentor.edu. Registration for Irvine Campus classes takes place through the regular university processes.
With the addition of the second building at the Irvine Campus, a Community Learning and Literacy Center has been established in one wing of the building. The center’s primary purpose is to provide educational support and services for the community, the workplace, governmental agencies and private organizations. The center subscribes to a “life cycles” needs approach, offering literacy programs and resources for children of all ages, adults, families, workers, as well as secondary and post-secondary institutions.
Student Affairs enhances and supports the academic mission of the university by implementing the concepts of student development and student services. As a resource for students, administration, faculty, staff and the broader community, Student Affairs provides a wide variety of university services such as advising, counseling, financial aid services and programs.
Academic Advising provides students with the necessary information to make sound academic decisions and educational plans. Advisers assist students with information about graduation requirements and course selection. Prospective students who wish to transfer to the university also have the option of meeting with a transfer adviser to discuss university requirements for admission. In addition, personal counseling for students experiencing excessive stress and pressure in their lives is now available on campus by appointment.
Financial Aid at the Irvine Campus assists students in the process of applying for financial aid and finding ways to meet educational expenses. Financial aid is designed to assist students in paying basic educational costs for eligible certificate and degree programs. There are multiple resources students can access to pay for college. Financial Aid offers grants, loans and scholarships to eligible students. Students are encouraged to meet with the financial aid adviser.
Students at the Irvine Campus have many opportunities to get involved in activities and programs. Students are invited to participate in any number of social, educational, cultural, leadership, and recreational activities. Students are encouraged to get involved in campus organizations and events to build lasting friendships, develop skills, and participate in new experiences.
The University Library at the Irvine Campus provides information and access to high-quality resources to meet the instructional and research needs of Irvine students, faculty and staff. The physical library provides 24 computer workstations, two group study rooms, photocopier, and course reserves. Reference assistance is available in several formats: a reference librarian is available for consultation; the reference hotline provides easy access to the library staff at the main campus; through “Ask a Librarian,” students may submit reference queries via e-mail; online chat reference allows students to interact virtually in real time with a librarian. Through the library website, students have access to the library’s 100-plus databases (many full-text), NetLibrary (CSU collection of over 26,000 electronic books), discipline-specific and special topics research guides, and of course the online library catalog. Document delivery is provided through two avenues – items owned at the main campus library can be paged for delivery at the Irvine Campus, and free interlibrary loan service is available through the online ILLiad system for items not owned by the library.
The campus has expanded its information technology facilities to include four multi-purpose computer classrooms. The multi-purpose computer classrooms incorporate some of the latest technology including video networking, which allows instructors to show the latest films in a variety of languages. Instructors are available to broadcast their presentations to individual students, student groups, or to all students. Similarly, the instructor can see a student’s screen in order to provide individual attention or to share it with the entire class. The Irvine Campus also has two open computer laboratories (one in each building), video conferencing and interactive televised video instruction.
Overall, students at the Irvine Campus have full access to technology linked to the Internet and to connectivity with the main campus in Fullerton.
For information, contact the CSUF Irvine Campus, 7320 Trabuco Road, Irvine, California 92618 or telephone (949) 936-1600. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.
The Irvine Campus is open for classes 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY
Much of the distinctive character and learning atmosphere of any campus comes from the nature and vitality of its students. Diversity, the synthesis of academic study with work and family interests, and strong records of participation and achievement are hallmarks of the student body at Cal State Fullerton.
The university is primarily a community-based institution, with two on-campus residence facilities. The majority of our students live in Orange County. Sixty-four percent of all students take 12 or more hours of course work each semester. Of the fall 2006 new undergraduate students, 43 percent came from California public high schools, 5 percent from California private high schools, 46 percent came from California community colleges, 2 percent from other Cal State campuses, 1 percent from other California colleges and universities, and 2 percent from other states or other countries. The fall 2006 new graduate students came from Cal State University campuses (54 percent), other California colleges and universities (26 percent), and other states or other countries (20 percent).
The student body is 11 percent first-time freshmen, 19 percent other lower division, 55 percent upper division, and 15 percent graduate levels. Fifty-nine percent of all students are women. The median age of all students is 22; undergraduates have a median age of 21, while graduate students have a median age of 28. Course offerings during the day and at night provide our students with flexibility in their schedules. Most students choose to attend during the daytime.
Virtually all upper-division and graduate students have declared a major field of study. Thirty-one percent of our lower-division students are in the process of exploring different fields prior to declaring a major. During 2005-2006, 5,779 undergraduates received their baccalaureate degrees, and 1,323 graduates received their master’s degrees.
Central to the effectiveness of any institution of higher learning is the quality and dedication of its individual faculty members to teaching and scholarship.
In the fall of 2005, there were 744 full-time faculty and administrators and 1,287 part-time faculty members teaching on the campus. Almost all the full-time faculty had some previous college or university teaching experience before coming to Fullerton. Faculty members also have a wide variety of scholarly experiences and creative activities. Seventy-seven percent of the full-time faculty have earned their doctoral degrees.
Criteria for selection to the faculty include mastery of knowledge in an academic specialty, demonstrated skill and experience in teaching, and continuing interest in scholarly study and research. Retention and promotion criteria also include service to the university and community.
Information concerning the faculty and other personnel may be obtained from the Office of Faculty Affairs and Records.
OUTSTANDING PROFESSOR AWARD
Each year the university selects a faculty member to receive the CSUF Outstanding Professor Award
Below are the names of all professors who have received the CSUF Outstanding Professor Award. Those with an asterisk were also honored with the Statewide Outstanding Professor Award, an honor which was conferred annually on two system faculty members by the Trustees of the California State University until 1995.
||Donald Stanley Tull
||Miles Duffield McCarthy*
||Giles Tyler Brown
||Gustave Bording Mathieu
||John Brown Mason
||No award given
||Loh Seng Tsai
||Richard C. Gilbert
||Herbert C. Rutemiller
||Fred M. Johnson
||Willis E. McNelly*
||Donald E. Lagerberg
||Charles G. Bell
||Bruce H. Weber
||Michael H. Horn
||Donald A. Sears
||English and Linguistics
||Joyce E. Pickersgill
||Carl C. Wamser
||Corinne S. Wood
||Maria C. Linder
||Charles C. Lambert
||Glenn M. Nagel
||Harris S. Shultz*
||Warren A. Beck
||Gerald F. Corey
||Michael H. Birnbaum
||David L. Pagni*
||Keith O. Boyum
||Carol P. Barnes
||Elementary and Bilingual Education
||Frank G. Cummings III
||John A. Olmsted
||George A. Marcoulides
||Management Science/ Information Systems
||Jane V. Hall
||Hallie Yopp Slowik
||Elementary, Bilingual, and Reading Education
||Albert W. Flores
||Steven N. Murray
||Richard L. Wiseman
||Human Communication Studies
||Nancy L. Segal
||Information Systems and Decision Sciences
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY WANG FAMILY EXCELLENCE AWARD
Annually, during a ten-year period beginning in 1998-99, four faculty members and one administrator throughout the California State University (CSU) system are selected to receive the Wang Family Excellence Award. Established by CSU Trustee Stanley T. Wang, this award is designed to recognize and "celebrate" CSU faculty and administrators who are making multi-faceted contributions to the learning community, and whose achievements are having a discernable effect on students.
Six colleagues from Cal State Fullerton have been honored as recipients of the Wang Excellence Award.
Professor of Chemistry and BioChemistry
||Raphael Sonenshein, Professor of Political Science
Richard Wiseman, Professor of Human Communication Studies
||David L. Pagni, Professor of Mathematics
Claire Palmerino Director, Academic Advising Services
||Hallie Yopp Slowik, Professor of Elementary and Bilingual Education
Jane Hall, Professor of Economics
CSU, FULLERTON AUXILIARY SERVICES CORPORATION (ASC)
The CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation was established and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in October 1959. The ASC is an auxiliary organization of the university established to provide essential student, faculty and staff services that cannot be provided from state appropriations. It supplements university programs and activities by assisting the university in fulfilling its purposes and in serving the people of the State of California, especially those in the immediate Fullerton area.
The ASC develops and administers research and educational grants and contracts; conducts retail operations including bookstore, food service and vending on campus; and administers various educationally-related functions and programs, such as the Artist Village and the purchase of the College Park building.
The ASC’s overall policies are administered by a Board of Directors composed of members of the university faculty, administration and students, as well as prominent community leaders.
Board of Directors
Chair, Robert F. Clark, Jr.*
Vice Chair, Ted Bremner*
Secretary, Ron Rangel*
Treasurer, Pearl Cheng (ex officio)
Executive Director, William M. Dickerson (ex officio)
Judith Anderson (ex officio)
Gary Del Fium*
Milton A. Gordon (ex officio)
Willie Hagan (ex officio)
Pamela Hillman (ex officio)
Robert Palmer (ex officio)
Linda Patton (ex officio)
Ephraim Smith (ex officio)
ASI president plus two additional student members
Academic Senate chair plus three additional faculty members
CSU FULLERTON HOUSING AUTHORITY
The CSU Fullerton Housing Authority was formed in July 2000 with the express mission to benefit California State University, Fullerton, by providing and maintaining affordable housing and related facilities for faculty, staff and students. Through such housing, the ability to foster an academic community and environment near the campus will aid the university in its quest to recruit and retain the highest quality personnel.
The Housing Authority is composed of an eight-member board: vice president for administration, associate vice president for facilities management, a faculty member, a student, a staff member, and a representative from the local community.
The Housing Authority, with the support of both the university and the CSUF Auxiliary Services Corporation, is committed to the long-term development and supply of quality work-force housing for faculty and staff members.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF CAL STATE FULLERTON
The Alumni Association of Cal State Fullerton provides graduates with opportunities for continued affiliation with their alma mater and fellow alumni through unique networking, educational and social activities. Membership also provides graduates with a variety of valuable benefits such as access to all 23 CSU campus libraries, invitations to special members-only events, discounts at the Titan Bookstore, discounts on athletic and cultural events tickets, discounted group insurance programs and more. The most important benefit of being a member of the Alumni Association, however, is the opportunity to be part of a strong Cal State Fullerton alumni network: The Titan Network!
The George G. Golleher Alumni House is the focal point of alumni activity on campus where alumni and friends engage in a variety of activities – everything from pre-game barbecues to alumni/community member special events.
Our students are considered alumni once they have obtained 12 units of credit. We encourage all students and alumni to participate in Alumni Association events and to utilize the Golleher Alumni House.
For more information on Alumni Association programs and services or to volunteer at events, please contact (714) CSU-ALUM or visit www.csufalumni.com.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS
California State University, Fullerton welcomes and encourages the development and activities of volunteer organizations committed to enriching university life. The expertise and efforts of dedicated volunteers enhance the university’s academic excellence. Annually, each organization nominates a member volunteer who is honored at the Cal State Fullerton Concert Under the Stars event each fall.
The Cal State Fullerton Coordinating Council of Support Groups consists of representatives from all volunteer organizations on campus. The Council coordinates communication between the volunteer organizations and the university. Further information about the Council may be obtained from the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, McCarthy Hall-133, at (714) 278-2615.
The Art Alliance encourages excellence in the arts, particularly through the educational curriculum of the university’s Art Department. Organized in 1967, the alliance assists in financing gallery exhibitions, participates in the acquisition of campus art works, and annually awards scholarships and graduate research grants. Art Alliance members host special exhibit tours and receptions, trips to museums and artists’ studios, and staff the main gallery during open hours.
College Advisory Councils and Boards
Many academic departments and colleges are supported by advisory councils and boards, which are composed of community and campus leaders and alumni who are committed to sharing their expertise and providing support to individual colleges within the university.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
For almost three decades, Cal State Fullerton’s learning in retirement program has offered an extensive range of courses for retired or semi-retired members who look to the university and the Ruby Gerontology Center as focal points for their lifelong learning. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Cal State Fullerton, which was formerly known as the Continuing Learning Experience (CLE), is a nationally recognized, self-supported organization that draws strength from its own board of trustees and a sophisticated management structure.
For an annual membership fee that includes parking, OLLI members savor the university setting and student privileges. Members enjoy a rich variety of classes, study groups, discussion forums and trips of educational interest. Some of the outstanding lecture series are also open to the community. In addition, both PC and Macintosh-based computer classes are available in the OLLI SeniorNet Learning Center.
The OLLI office is housed in the Ruby Gerontology Center, a research and conference facility built with private funds in large part from members of this outstanding program.
Cal State Fullerton’s retired faculty and staff members belong to the Emeriti, which is dedicated to keeping its members involved and knowledgeable about current campus life. While providing opportunities to be involved in faculty governance, curricular programs and campus activities, the organization also offers renewal of friendships between its members and awards two student scholarships each year. Through affiliation with the system-wide CSU emeriti organization, California State University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association, emeriti concerns are presented to all branches of the government and the Chancellor’s Office.
Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum
Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum support the 26-acre botanical garden located on the northeast corner of campus. The Friends coordinate the work of the many volunteers needed to maintain the gardens, programs and events. Friends host tours of the Arboretum and Heritage House museum, a turn-of-the-century residence listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the Inventory of California Historic Sites. Through plant sales, facility rentals and special events, the Friends contribute operating monies for the Arboretum and fund student scholarships.
MAMM Alliance for the Performing Arts
The MAMM Alliance supports excellence in performing arts programming for the CSUF College of the Arts. Originally organized as a foundation in honor of the late philanthropist in 2001, the Alliance joined Cal State Fullerton in 2006. Its mission and purpose includes underwriting legendary guest artist performances, royalty support for major productions, guest artist solo performances with student ensembles, professional ensembles and artist residencies. Additionally, the Marcy Award honoring an outstanding community volunteer will be awarded annually.
In support of the Music Department, Music Associates fund: student scholarships; an annual awards contest recognizing excellence in vocal, instrumental and piano performance; and purchases of equipment and instruments to enhance Cal State Fullerton’s music program. Associates attend campus performances and co-sponsor one of the major holiday events on campus, the “Carol Candlelight Dinner and Concert,” featuring the University Singers. The Associates also hold an annual spring scholarship luncheon.
Patrons of the Library
Community members, alumni and faculty and staff members interested in enhancing the excellence of the Pollak Library belong to Patrons of the Library. The group sponsors exhibits and operates a book sale center in conjunction with the Emeriti. Funds raised through book sales, dues and donations support the augmentation of library holdings and facilities.
For more than a quarter century the President’s Associates have been an integral part of Cal State Fullerton’s emergence as an institution of academic excellence.
This premier support group – whose members are themselves leaders in their respective communities and industries – plays a crucial role, through personal involvement and financial commitment, in advancing the university’s dedication to scholarship, teaching and community service.
Membership in the President’s Associates is conferred upon those who make an annual gift of $1,000 or more to any campus department or program. Generous support of Cal State Fullerton ensures our continued success in the education of our region’s next generation of leaders.
Reading Educators Guild
Graduates who earn a master of science in education with a concentration in reading and other interested individuals are eligible for membership in the Reading Educators Guild, one of the oldest alumni support groups on the CSUF campus. Working in close relationship with the Reading Department, the Guild provides service as a professional development and networking organization for reading educators. REG also provides support for the Reading Department in a variety of ways, including the awarding of scholarships to both Reading Center and graduate students. Throughout the school year, the Guild holds various activities, lectures and conferences, promoting effective reading instruction.
Titan Athletic Club
Cal State Fullerton takes great pride in its athletics programs. It is our goal to attract the highest caliber of student-athletes, provide them opportunities to achieve their academic and athletics dreams and preserve and strengthen our tradition of excellence. To help reach that goal, the Titan Athletics Club was formed.
Each year, Fullerton alumni, parents and friends support our various teams by contributing to a sport specific fund or the Titan Athletics Fund. Annual gifts help support scholarship initiatives, maintain outstanding athletic programming and improve the educational environment for all 17 intercollegiate athletic programs.
For more information, contact the Titan Athletics Club office at 714-278-4407, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.fullerton.edu/tac.
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
The members of Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary support group provide financial support to the operation and mission of Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, a 12-acre non-profit nature preserve located in Modjeska Canyon owned and operated by California State University, Fullerton, and its College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary has a dual mission—to support science and environmental education and to act as a sanctuary for the preservation of local native habitat and wildlife. Tucker serves as a unique field research center for Cal State Fullerton students and as a field trip destination for K-12 schools as its programs are built on the California State Standards for Science Education. Tucker is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is free.