A Titan education is defined by experiential learning amid a rich diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. Internships, collaborative research, study away and study abroad, service in the community, and a vibrant co-curricular life keep students engaged and empowered on their way to a degree. These high-impact experiences yield high-impact people.
During the 2016-17 academic year, students completed more than 1.3 million hours of course-related service, and 81,000 hours of voluntary service including high-impact practices such as academic internships, fieldwork, practica and other activities that bring to life real-world applications to complement students' studies.
The Impact of Study Abroad
CSUF study-abroad experiences rose by 97 percent from 2013 through 2016.
Students who can benefit from additional instruction beyond the classroom participate in CSUF's Supplemental Instruction Program, which has been recognized a Center of Excellence by the CSU Chancellor’s Office a model program for other campuses within the California State University.
Distinguished for Community Service
CSUF was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year.
Center of Excellence
The Chancellor's Office has recognized CSUF's Supplemental Instruction Program as a model for other CSU campuses in an effort to boost student success. To expand the program systemwide, the University is serving as a CSU Center of Excellence for Supplemental Instruction.
The Latino Commnications Institute develops an industry-ready workforce through courses and certificate programs in Latino-oriented communication studies. In addition, Univision's on-campus Orange County news bureau provides a unique partnership between industry and education.
Championing Small Business
Students take a lead role in CSUF centers that serve as resources for regional businesses, including the Center for Entrepreneurship, Family Business Council and Small Business Institute. CSUF is also home to the region's lead center of the Small Business Development Center Network, focused on empowering small business by advancing job creation, job retention and business expansion through expert consulting, effective training and access to resources. In addition, the University's Center for Entrepreneurship operates a business incubator in Placentia and the Irvine Campus.
Prestige in Theater Arts
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival has named 10 CSUF productions regional finalists, with three productions selected for presentation at the Kennedy Center in our nation's capital.
The Titan Athletics Tradition
Every year, our NCAA Division I student-athletes draw thousands of devoted spectators across nine intercollegiate sports, providing a rewarding experience in teamwork and accomplishment that stays with them for a lifetime.