Theme Communities

Living within a themed housing community provides you with an additional level of connection to the campus and helps you build a stronger sense of community through purposeful interactions with students, staff, faculty, and administrators. These communities can provide you with resources and support during your transition to Cal State Fullerton.

Affinity Theme Communities

Ujima Community | Manzanita 3 and 4

Ujima, pronounced oo-JEE-mah, is a collaboration between Housing and Residential Engagement and the African American Resource Center. Ujima, one of the seven Nguzo Saba Kwanzaa principles, means “to build and maintain our community together, and to make our brother's and sister's problems, our problems and to solve them together." Ujima offers cultural, educational, and social events and workshops that explore the needs and experiences of the African Diaspora, connects residents with Black students, staff, and faculty, and empowers students to excel academically and socially at CSUF.

Ujima Commnity Benefits

  • Community: Build lasting, supportive relationships at CSUF with peers, staff, faculty and administrators.
  • Student Success: Develop strong academic skills and learn how to utilize various campus-based resources.
  • Black Excellence: Engage in various programs and activities that empower students to thrive in their pursuit of scholarly and career goals.
  • Culture: Exploration of the intersectional traditions, art forms and history within the African Diaspora.

Athena House | Laurel 3

Athena House is a welcoming and safe living environment that focuses on empowering, educating, and connecting residents from diverse backgrounds and cultures about issues of gender equality and empowerment. Athena House, in partnership with the WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center, provides resources, support, engagement opportunities, and events. Just as the goddess Athena, this community hopes to inspire and cultivate the wisdom, courage, and strength of its residents. For additional information, please contact the WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center staff at

Community Demographics
  • Residents identified second year to graduate level students
  • Residents must choose to live in the Singles apartment community
Benefits of Residency
  • Build your professional network with peers who have the same interests as you
  • Explore campus academic and co-curricular resources
  • Engage in campus and community events to support the mission of the floor
Resident Expectations
  • Attend a minimum of four community events per semester
  • Attend two “We Slay: Young Women’s Leadership Experience” series events within the academic year
  • Attend two “Titan Women Leaders: Empower Your Future” workshops within the academic year

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Ally | Rainbow House | Redwood 3 | Willow 3 and 4

The Rainbow House is a collaboration between Housing and Residential Engagement and the LGBT Queer Resource Center. As a gender-inclusive floor, Rainbow House aims to provide a supportive and safe space for students of diverse gender experiences and sexual/romantic orientations. People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual/aromantic, and allies to the LGBTQ community, are encouraged to apply for residency.

Rainbow House also offers cultural, educational and social programming that explores the needs and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, and connects with students, staff, and faculty who share these experiences or interests. Through engagement, residents will become more aware of their own social identities as they relate to their experience within the CSUF community, navigate in a safe space, and create a strong sense of community.

Rainbow House Benefits
  • Eligibility to live with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer asexual/aromantic, and/or ally identified students who are committed to creating an LGBTQ+ inclusive campus environment
  • Quality programming and community engagement to further create awareness and knowledge surrounding issues within the LGBTQ+ community
  • Direct access to resources within the LGBT Queer Resource Center and the surrounding community
  • A supportive community where you can further learn about your sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and romantic orientation
  • Opportunities to partake in community events and serve as student leaders
Student Learning Outcomes
  • Understand varying issues faced within the LGBTQ+ community
  • Understand the importance of community and  civic engagement
  • Understand how to engage in advocacy and allyship
  • Develop a greater self-understanding of one’s own identities and its intersections
  • Develop strong personal and professional relationships with peers, staff, and faculty
  • Become aware and knowledgeable about supportive campus resources


The Rainbow House community, depending on demand, will be placed in the Doubles apartments and/or the Residence Halls.

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