The Puente Project is an intersegmental academic preparation program sponsored by the University of California, Office of the President, operating with additional support from the California Community Colleges and other private funding sources.  Puente was founded in 1981 as a grassroots initiative to address the low rate of academic achievement among Mexican American and Latino students.  Open to all students, there are presently 56 Puente c

Science Educational Enhancement Services (SEES) creates a supportive community that provides opportunities for academic support, career networking, and community outreach through advising, mentoring, adademic excellence workshops, and study and computer facilities.  Over 65% of students served are Latino.

The Institute for Behavioral and Community Health Studies (IBACH) is San Diego State University's largest health research center and is administered through the San Diego State University Research Foundation. Created in 1982, IBACH encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.