CSUSB offers a variety of resources and many times are inclusive for anyone and everyone, yet students lack the information or knowledge to access these resources. Many students don’t know that they are already paying for these resources and can access them by showing their student ID. The campus offers the gym, health center, and writing labs with plenty of events throughout the school year that prepare students for things such as entering the workforce, getting help on assignments, and information on nutrition to students looking to improve their diet and overall health. When asking students about the resources they use, some students didn’t know of the resources that were offered.
Senior Andrea Montes, 22, replied, “Honestly, I’m a senior and I didn’t even know that CSUSB even offered different kinds of resources to students. It would have been nice to know early on so I could take advantage of the programs, but at least I know now and I can try to tell other people about what I know.”
The primary use of advertising is done through a student’s email, yet many students ignore their emails.
Indira Trujillo, 22, who transferred from a community college, said, “I didn’t know about these things. My school didn’t have great communication with students and we kind of had to figure things out on our own. I assumed CSUSB didn’t really have much to offer and I don’t check my emails only because I get so many and everything gets cluttered.”
There are many untapped resources that students can discover on campus.
CSUSB has a website dedicated to its list of resources, but as previously mentioned, many students do not know this. Some of the other resources that students could take advantage of are the career center, California Department of Rehabilitation, student mentoring program, and even counseling and psychological services, otherwise referred to as CAPS.
Juan Talavera, 22, who is a recent graduate of CSUSB gave his opinion on what CSUSB could do better to further reach the school population and be more informative about on-campus resources. “I think there should be a system where students can sign up through text to receive updates about what is going on around the school or what is being offered. Students are more inclined to look at their text messages rather than emails because of the quick accessibility of their smartphones, and those who want to sign up can sign up and not be bombarded by random emails.”
CSUSB offers so many resources to students that could benefit from their time here on campus.