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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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See the monthly themes as well and rules and guidelines for CHABSS Voices

Congrats to winners of Borders, Boundaries, and Colonization!



From left: CHABSS Dean's Pick Student Winner: Marissa Villanueva, Arts & Tech major

CHABSS Staff Pick Student Winner: Angelina Rojas, Art, Media, & Design major

CHABSS Dean's Pick Faculty Winner: Cahuilla Bird Dancer by American Indian Studies Professor Eric Tippeconnic

November Winners of 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

Thumbnail: Mixed-status Background Inspires Student on Way to Award
November 18, 2020
Every morning, Gladys Guzman would be dropped off at her Encinitas elementary school by her father before he went on to work. ...
Thumbnail: New Poster Campaign Challenges Religious Stereotypes
November 17, 2020
Joenetta Benjamin attended a Southern Baptist church while growing up in South Carolina.But seeing how elders in her church shunned a teenage...
Thumbnail: STEAM Ambassadors Meld Art, Science for Community Children
November 16, 2020
For two hours on a Saturday morning in mid-October, cars streamed on to a Cal State San Marcos campus that has been eerily quiet for months b...
Thumbnail: Award Recipient Sets Positive Example for Next Generation
November 5, 2020
Nancy Meza knows how vital teachers are to a student’s success. It’s what inspired her to pursue teaching as a career. Knowing f...

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