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CHABSS Stands With You 

CHABSS Stands With YouOur communities have been feeling the anxiety and frustration of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for months. Now the nation is reminded once again of the national shame that our communities of color live with– the inescapable injustice, inequality, and violence that so many experience every day.

Our Black colleagues and students did not need this reminder. They live with this particular fear and anxiety every day. We must acknowledge their reality and participate in the structural change that must occur for real societal improvement to take place. Care and compassion are important, but it is more than that. Our active participation in change is required.

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CHABSS Voices: Creative Works Monthly Contest
Every month from September 2020 to May 2021 (excluding December), the CHABSS Voices creative works monthly contest will have a different theme. The goal is to help engage and inspire our CHABSS community to come together to emphasize anti-racism, inclusive excellence, social justice, social responsibility, ethics, and global culture.

 Get Out the Vote

poster entry for CHABSS Voices

We're so excited to see our September CHABSS Voices entries

On left: This entry is from Rachele Jacobs, who's majoring in Visual and Performing Arts with an emphasis in Arts and Technology.

On right: This entry is from Isabella Tabornal, an AMD major.

September 21 is the deadline to turn in your masterpiece.
You still have plenty of time to start working on it. Get going!
Get Out the Vote entry for CHABSS Voices

Understanding the World, Improving Your Community

The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS) offers an exciting variety of degrees and programs that make up the core of a liberal arts education at CSUSM. Students in CHABSS courses master skills and technologies essential for professional success in a 21st century interdependent global society.

Let CHABSS help you Understand the World and Improve Your Community. 

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Get inspired and challenge yourself to reach the academic achievement of these CHABSS Dean's Award Winners. Read more about their accomplishments

Nasdira Romero
CHABSS Dean's Outstanding Student

Marissa and Makenzie
CHABSS Community Champions

Jessica Garcia
CHABSS Champion for Scholarship and Creative Works

Juan Duran
CHABSS Champion for Inclusive Excellence


News and Events

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September 16, 2020
Cal State San Marcos will bring entertaining arts programming to the campus and surrounding community while giving a boost to its School of A...
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September 9, 2020
Three Cal State San Marcos professors are serving on a task force that is developing policies and programs to help members of ...
Thumbnail: Awards and Accolades: History Professor Receives SHEAR Dissertation Prize
August 26, 2020
The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) announced that J
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August 18, 2020
As a professor of Middle East history at Cal State San Marcos, Ibrahim Al-Marashi might seem like an unlikely candidate to have a deep and ab...

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