University Outreach collaborates with various entities to develop programs that serve special groups in our community. Hosting two large-scale signature events and being a part of two community collaborations creates a special connection to the community in that we strive to extend our services beyond our campus community. If you would like to collaborate with University Outreach at CSU Channel Islands on outreach events or college fairs, please contact our front desk to speak to a representative.

Please see the list of programs below or scroll down to learn more about our community collaborations.

8th Annual College for a Day: Imagine, Believe, Achieve – Saturday, April 25, 2015

Photo of visitors with CI's mascot at College for a Day.

College for a Day: Imagine, Believe, Achieve is designed to serve students and their families from Ventura County. This on-campus program supports the countywide P-16 initiative to promote a university-going culture in Ventura County. School administrators must apply to participate and selected migrant programs will be allotted space for 200 students and 50 parents/guardians.

Visit the College for a Day page to learn more.

CSU Super Sunday

Photo of LEAP volunteers at Super Sunday.

Super Sunday is an event coordinated by the CSU Chancellor’s Office in an effort to increase access to higher education.  Each CSU campus is assigned an AME (African Methodist Episcopal) church in California with the aim of informing African-American students about the college preparation and admissions processes. The day consists of a presentation by CI’s President, Dr. Richard R. Rush, or Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer, followed by a tabling session conducted by Admissions & Recruitment staff and University Outreach student volunteers.

To learn more, please visit the CSU’s Super Sunday Web site.

Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)

Photo of parents attending a PIQE presentation.

The CSU and the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) have collaborated to provide local area parents the opportunity to learn how to support their child through his/her educational journey.  PIQE provides a nine-week training program facilitated by trainers in five Ventura County schools each calendar year.  If you are a school administrator and are interested in bringing this program to your school, please contact University Outreach at 805-437-3155 or

Visit the PIQE page to learn more.