Last Published 9/15/23
We support the higher education and successful reintegration of the formerly incarcerated. We believe a successful university education leads to enhanced self-efficacy, civic engagement, and social and global awareness. It also enlarges the moral imagination and instills skills and habits that assist people in securing gainful employment and living meaningful, responsible lives.
Project Rebound at CSU Fullerton welcomes inquiries from anyone who has been previously incarcerated, or has prior criminal justice system involvement, and is interested in obtaining a university education and degree. All current Cal State Fullerton students who have prior criminal justice system involvement are also eligible to participate in Project Rebound. Below you will find our admissions requirements. However, for prospective students who don't yet meet the academic requirements for admission to Cal State University Fullerton, Project Rebound's motto is: "We don't say 'no', we say 'not yet," and we advise and mentor those students on what they can do to become eligible.
To be eligible, individuals must:
For transfer students:
For first-time freshmen:
Volunteers are at the intentional, relational, and professional core of our program's mission. Perhaps you have specialized knowledge or a special skill or vocational talent. We seek talented, committed, and patient volunteers as tutors for specific academic disciplines, as well as volunteers with knowledge and skills in computer/tech, A/V, photography, videography and graphic arts. Those with specializations in legal, social work or counseling services are strongly suited to our mission. Whatever your background or level of expertise, if you feel called to serve, we hope to hear from you.
Project Rebound believes in the cultivation and promotion of volunteer talent.
We invite you to complete either the
Community Volunteer Application
Student Volunteer Application
and return it to our office.
California State University, Fullerton is committed to engaging the community and building enduring partnerships to strengthen and enrich the region. Project Rebound actualizes this commitment by fostering community partnerships and joining other CSU campuses to improve communities by helping the men and women who have been involved with the criminal justice system become serious students. A baccalaureate degree transforms lives by broadening cultural and conceptual horizons, honing critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills, and opening new possibilities and career pathways. Project Rebound graduates of California State University, Fullerton will join thousands of proud alumni in being socially conscious, civically engaged, and productive members and leaders of our region.
To begin your journey toward university education, download the
Prospective Student Questionnaire.
If you are already a Cal State Fullerton student, download the
Continuing CSUF Student Questionnaire.
To discuss eligibility, obtain an application or additional information, please
contact our office.