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Cross-Cultural Center

  • Student Specialist Hiring Announcement - Graphic Design/Social Media - Deadline for first review is Friday, December 11, 2020
  • CSUSM Giving Day is Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  • Civility Dialogues | Culture and Assimilation - Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:45am to 1pm - Zoom
  • Virtual Cross-Cultural Center

Welcome back Cougars! The Cross-Cultural Center physical space will be closed for the Fall 2020 term. Please connect with us in our virtual space on Microsoft Teams through chats and posts about upcoming virtual events.


As the first of the Student Life Centers established at CSUSM in 2003, the Cross-Cultural Center encourages identity exploration by challenging students to think critically about social justice issues and appreciate differences. Our programs promote the development of cultural intelligence, examine various forms of activism, and train students for campus leadership, community engagement, and social change. We create a space for marginalized communities to belong and support efforts for them to achieve their fullest potential for academic success.

All of the programs are connected to our four program themes:

  • Activism and Advocacy
  • Developing multicultural competency
  • Critical engagement across social identity groups
  • Retention of underrepresented and underserved students

We encourage you to visit the space and check out the Love Generator Mural and other social justice related artwork.

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Virtual Center Hours

Link to MS Teams page  Virtual Cross-Cultural Center

Monday-Thursday | 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday | 9:00am-3:00pm

Closed weekends and university holidays