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Giving

Student specialist speaks to interested students about the CCC.

Ways to Give

As the first of the student life centers established at CSUSM in 2003, the Cross-Cultural Center is a steady and constant beacon for social justice on campus. The center has consistently supported students, faculty and staff through identity development and process, building critical consciousness, and appreciating 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.

The theme of our recent Social Justice Symposium was that “activism can be the journey rather than the arrival,” a quote by Grace Lee Boggs. During this pandemic, when connection is so important and our society feels so divided, your support will enhance our goal of engaging students in the process and journey of social justice action and change. All gifts, regardless of size, make a difference.

Donations made to the Cross-Cultural Center will directly support the following initiatives:

  • Digital platforms that will support educational programs in the virtual environment and emphasize connections between participants
  • Signature speakers to inspire and model activism and advocacy
  • Virtual tools and applications that promote the holistic wellness of students
  • Workshops and training on cultural intelligence/competency

Giving Day is Tuesday, December 1, 2020. All of your heartfelt contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar for one day only. Please give with the #HeartofaCougar. We thank you in advance from the bottom of our hearts.