Welcome to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
We are here. Words like "emerging," "rising," or "increasing" signal potential energy. While the College continues movement forward in spite of a pandemic, I want to declare that we are here. Kinetic energy abounds at the outset of the new academic year for CSBS. We indeed are here and that here has multiple meanings.
CSBS greets Fall 2022 with the overwhelming number of classes meeting in person. We are dedicated to the best of the academic experience that combines classroom and lab instruction with the experiential learning. We are dedicated to building symbiotic relationships between faculty and students that result mutually inspirational pursuits of research, creative activity, and community service. This dedication also includes exploring online and virtual learning modalities that foster connectivity and facilitate knowledge transfer, retention, and application.
We are focused on student success, defined as supporting students to meet their identified academic goals as well as to prepare students for careers, entrepreneurship, graduate school, and to be civically engaged. Our supports range from advising to academic coaches who, like a personal trainer, assist with meeting learning goals. We also attend to the entire student by providing social and emotional supports.
We are changing the academic canon by embracing relevance and critical curiosity. We live our College motto of being "Locally Engaged, and Globally Prepared." Our students are presenting research at international and national conferences. Our students are studying abroad. They have traveled as part of the Model UN Program. They are studying in Washington D.C. as part of the CSUN in DC Program. They have internships with area agencies and industries. They are engaged in interdisciplinary research with the Autonomy Research Center for Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, Humanities, and Mathematics (ARCS).
It is CSBS faculty who connect students with these opportunities. Not only are they researchers and creatives, they are superior teachers and mentors. We value people here. Achievement and success are expectations.
I write this welcome accepting the wisdom of the elders to be present in the now. I write this welcome not as aspiration but as arrival. We are here. Welcome!
EOP Resilient Scholars Program
SBS Graduate Christina Mota
Job Fair: Join the SFPD
Monday, April 3, 2023 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Please join us for a Career Fair hosted by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the San Francisco Police Department Recruitment Unit and learn what it takes to join SFPD. Get more information about this event.
Screening and Panel Discussion: Eve After Dark
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 7:00pm
Join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Africana Studies for a screening of the documentary film "Eve After Dark." From humble beginnings to Super Bowl LVI recognition, the story of Eve After Dark, is one man’s triumph to create a safe space for Compton’s youth in the early 1980s. Get more information about this event.
8th Annual Black Youth Guidance Forum: Save the Date
Saturday, April 8, 2023 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
Please join us for the 8th Annual Black Youth Guidance Forum (BYGF). The theme for this year's event is Operationalizing Equity: A JEDI Care Imperative, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, with keynote speaker Yorri Berry, Director of Youth Partnerships, National Network for Youth. Learn more about this event.
Tomato Workshop at the Sustainable Garden
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Gardening 101: Tomato Workshop Read more
Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop: C.I.P.H.E.R. Inaugural Symposium
Friday, April 21, 2023 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Please join the Center for the Interdisciplinary Pursuit of Hip-Hop Elevation & Research (C.I.P.H.E.R.) for its inaugural Symposium: Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop with special guest Sway Calloway. Come for live Hip Hop performances and history, stay for the dancers, graf installations, and food! Get more information and RSVP for this event.
2nd Annual Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Show at CSUN!
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Please join the CSUN Institute for Sustainability and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for our 2nd Annual Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Show! Come by and test drive the latest electric vehicles. Get more information about this event.
Call for Proposals: HIRI Nonprofit Research Fellowships
March 13, 2023
SBS Faculty research funding is available! Now celebrating their 10th anniversary, the HIRI Nonprofit Research Fellowships provide support for faculty research studies on a wide range of topics about nonprofits and philanthropy. A total of 38 Fellowship grants have been awarded since 2014. Get application and deadline information.