Student Life and Engagement

CSUF's commitment to Student Engagement

California State University, Fullerton provides a holistic education where learning occurs in and out of the classroom. Curricular and co-curricular experiences exist to optimize learning and to create active participation by students at the university. Through these experiences, students develop a commitment to intellectual inquiry, prepare for challenging professions, strengthen relationships to their community and contribute productively to society. Curricular programs combine the best of current practice, theory, and research to integrate professional studies with applied learning experiences. Co-curricular experiences engage students in planned and purposeful learning outside of the formal curriculum that supports the exploration, application and mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Combined, these experiences foster collaborative relationships, professional success, a vibrant campus life, active civic participation, and engaged alumni. Curricular and co-curricular experiences affirm the university's commitment to student engagement in diverse learning opportunities that positively contribute to students' success. Learn more about how to GET INVOLVED.


Skills Gained

By getting involved in co-curricular opportunities such as membership in clubs and organizations, internships, on-campus employment, research, and leadership positions you will gain invaluable skills that will strengthen your education and help make you a well-rounded individual. Involvement will positively impact your growth in the following areas:

  • Leadership development
  • Multicultural understanding and awareness
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Civic engagement
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Sense of self (i.e., confidence, self-esteem)
  • Values clarification
  • Career/professional aspirations