California State University, Fullerton


General university background information:

      California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is the third-largest university in California (in student headcount) and largest in the California State University (CSU) 23-campus system. It serves the Southern California region, in particular Orange County, playing a major role in the economic, social and educational development of its large service area. CSUF offers 55 undergraduate degree programs and 54 graduate degree programs -- including doctorates in education and nursing practice -- and has awarded more than 200,00 degrees in its 50-year history. Nearly 80% of its alumni live within driving distance of the campus.

Cal State Fullerton’s diverse student body

      A distinctive feature of CSUF is the diversity of its student body. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Educations ranks the university eighth in the nation among colleges and universities for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students. See full story.
     Cal State Fullerton is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. In fall 2013, more than 50% of its students are ethnic minorities: 35% Hispanic; 21% Asian/Pacific Islander; 2% Black; 0% American Indian; 27% White; 6% international students; 4% multiple race; 5% are other or unknown.
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HSI background

      CSUF is the only four-year public Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in Orange County, where 34.1% of the county’s 3,090,132 people identify themselves as of Hispanic or Latino origin. It ranks 11th in the nation in the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minority students (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 2013). CSUF is first in California and eighth in the nation in awarding baccalaureate degrees to Hispanic students (Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, May 2013).


  • $300,000 Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant from the Department of Education to CSUF’s environmental studies program and Center for Sustainability. More
  • $75,000 Higher Education for Development and the American Council on Education grant, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to CSUF’s Center for Internships & Community Engagement (CICE). More
  • $318,000 Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant from the Department of Education to CSUF’s Veteran Student Services. More

Organizational Capacity

Federal Grant Experience
      Established in 1959, the Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC) will serve as fiscal agent to manage post-award grant administration of this project. ASC’s systems for managing federal funds have been established to comply with reporting, regulatory and audit standards of government funding agencies, as well as of the California State University system and this campus. As fiscal agent for CSUF’s publicly funded grants and contracts, ASC has successfully managed several hundreds of millions of dollars and the reporting requirements associated with them. More

Sound Program and Fiscal Oversight
      The programmatic, administrative and fiscal oversight of Cal State Fullerton grants comes from tenured management and staff who have over 30 years combined experience. Both ASC staff and program staff from the (insert your organization) have extensive experience with (organization[s], if relevant) through management of complex (organization) programs over the past XX years. Additionally, all staff are knowledgeable and experienced with compliance in federal and state regulations, and offices are adequately staffed to effectively monitor the project.