Land Acknowledgement & Ancestor Libation

Fullerton College is located on the unceded ancestral lands shared by the Gabrielino-Tongva Nation and the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians/Acjachemen Nation, who have been the traditional caretakers since time immemorial. Tongva and Acjachemen peoples maintain a strong presence in North Orange county and throughout Southern California, protecting their homelands, knowledge systems, and cultures for the next seven generations. We acknowledge the ingenuity, survival, resilience, and strength of their descendants and relatives––past, present, and emerging. We also acknowledge the labor of those who work on and care for these lands, both in the past and today, and all those who act in solidarity with Indigenous struggles.

As Ethnic Studies educators, we believe that we are a manifestation of our ancestors’ visions, carrying them with us in into the spaces that we occupy. We acknowledge those who have crossed into the spirit realm––especially those who were taken from this world too soon as a result of systemic violence. The work we do is dedicated to honoring their memories, so that we may never forget their stories, and to transforming intergenerational wounds to build a brighter future for us all.

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Dr. Delgado Noguera

Update: CSU Ethnic Studies Requirement

Update: CSU Ethnic Studies Requirement

Last Updated Fall 2022

New students starting at Fullerton College beginning Fall 2021 or later or returning students who have lost/broken continuous enrollment prior to the 2021-2022 academic year must complete CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies (3 semester units minimum). Students starting at Fullerton College before Fall 2021 who have maintained continuous enrollment do not need to complete Area F.

Go to Courses for a current listing of approved Fullerton College Ethnic Studies courses that meet the Area F requirement. For more information check out the CSU General Education Patterns and/or make an appointment with a counselor.

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Help Fullerton College students achieve their dreams by making a tax deductible donation to the Ethnic Studies Scholarship.

The link will connect you to our 50th Anniversary Go Fund Me Scholarship Fundraiser page. We are striving to establish Ethnic Studies endowed scholarships to honor our three founding faculty members and create awards in their names. Once established, the scholarships will celebrate, recognize, and honor our students who represent the legacy of our discipline and who are making a positive impact in their communities, including the Fullerton College campus. Help us reach our goal!