Identity and Belonging

The area of Identity and Belonging consists of departments dedicated to the priorities of diversity, inclusion, supporting students in a meaningful way to give a sense of belonging and connectedness, which are essential for the persistence and graduation rates of students, aiming to empower Titans in the process of matriculation.

Special Populations


Athletics Academic Services

The mission of Athletics Academic Services is to provide effective academic and life skills resources to assist student-athletes in reaching their academic goals.


Center for Scholars

The Center for Scholars is a comprehensive support system that serves a remarkable group of resilient and ambitious students that come from diverse backgrounds. 


Educational Opportunity Program

For 50 years, Cal State Fullerton has collaborated with the State of California to provide financial and academic support to students through the Educational Opportunity Program.


Male Success Initiative-Fullerton

The purpose of MSI-Fullerton is to support and advance the outcomes of undergraduate men of color by providing tailored programming and services that equip and empower brothers with the skills and knowledge needed to foster academic success; establish a support network of mentors; increase graduation & retention rates; and strengthen the sense of brotherhood among all Titans who self-identify as men of color.


TRIO Student Support Services

The Student Support Services program serves students who are first generation and/or low-income and/or have a disability to successfully graduate with their bachelor's degree.


Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center at California State University, Fullerton provides comprehensive services to military-connected students that support personal, academic, and professional success.

Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers

Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers (DIRC) empowers, educates, and engages students and the Titan community through co-curricular learning. DIRC provides support for students to expand their cultural competence and identity development.

Transfer, Adult-Reentry, Parenting, and Pregnant Student Center

The  Transfer, Adult-Reentry, Parenting, and Pregnant Student Center  provides programs and services to traditionally underserved populations that support personal, academic, and professional success.


Retention Initiatives


Tuffy's Graduation Scholars

The Tuffy's Graduation Scholars program was a four-year program designed to support academic success and graduation goals by providing a fall 2019 cohort of first-time students with a unique opportunity to connect with their peers with similar academic interests, access to advisers, while building a sense of community and recognizing them as a scholar.