Community Outreach

Serving San Diego County’s diverse community is a principal mission of San Diego State University. As part of our rich history of community engagement and social justice, there are numerous organizations our students, faculty, staff and alumni contribute to on a regular basis. Service programs on campus and throughout the area help communities in the local region to thrive.

American Indian Recruitment (AIR) Program

Created in 1993, at SDSU, the AIR Program was established to promote higher education and success in academics in the American Indian community. Offices located in Adams Humanities building rooms AH4162 and AH4163.

Super Sunday and Super Saturday

CSU Super Saturday partners the university with local community organizations and churches across California to get grade school, middle school, and high school students excited about the potential of going to college.

Compact for Success

Partnering with the Sweetwater School District, Compact for Success has developed a guaranteed admissions program with San Diego State University.

Campus Pride

Campus Pride represents the only national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students.


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR's) mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Reality Changers

In 2010, SDSU partnered with Reality Changers, helping inner-city youth from disadvantaged backgrounds become first-generation college students.


Embrace is a non profit organization designed to connect SDSU students and other university volunteers to San Diego's diverse communities through service.

Game Changer

Dedicated to fostering quality relationships with members of law enforcement.

San Diego Asian Film Foundation

For several years SDSU has served as the official educational sponsor for the San Diego Asian Film Festival.

San Diego Latino Film Festival

SDSU serves as the proud educational sponsor of the San Diego Latino Film Festival.

City Heights Collaborative

Involving more than 100 faculty members from 40 departments in supporting families and educating children in one of San Diego’s most diverse neighborhoods.

Pre College Institute

Advancing pre-college education and the study of teaching and learning in multicultural settings, including GEAR UP and Upward Bound.