Share Your Story

PCI Oral History Project

PCI Oral History Project

The Alumni Engagement Office at Cal State Fullerton is thrilled to extend an invitation to all CSUF alumni. We invite you to share your unique connection and experiences with Cal State Fullerton. Our oral history project offers alumni the platform to narrate their CSUF journey in their own words. These personal stories will be compiled into a collection that celebrates our alma mater and its enduring legacy.

This initiative is made possible through a partnership between the Alumni Engagement Office and Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI). In addition to gathering stories, PCI will assist the Alumni Engagement Office in updating alumni biographical information. This ensures we maintain accurate records to stay connected with Titans across the nation and beyond.

How to Share Your Story

Alumni will receive a postcard and email from PCI containing detailed instructions on how to share their story. Stories will be gathered through a phone call conducted by a skilled member of the PCI team.

What to look for

PCI will send postcards and emails to our alumni. Simply follow the steps to update your information and set up a time to share your story with one of their staff members.

Postcard Example

Oral History PCI Postcard Example

Email Example
Oral History PCI Email Example


Frequently Asked Questions

I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information and a story about Cal State Fullerton. Tell me more about the project.

We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation. PCI is a family-owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for over 100 years. This project allows us to hear about your personal experiences from your time at Cal State Fullerton and how the school helped to shape your life since then. And, while we have you on the phone, we want to make sure your contact information is up to date.

Does Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation benefit from this at all?

Yes, in a few different ways:

  • Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni.
  • Legacy – sharing and collecting stories preserves the history of our school.
  • Revenue – generates donation revenue for alumni programs.
  • Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our school.

How do I know my information will only be used for Oral History Project purposes?

PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law.

I would like to verify or update my information and share a story. How can I do this?

  • If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the Oral History Project. The representative will verify the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, and then ask you to share your story about your time at Cal State Fullerton. Your story will be recorded, and the sound clip provided to Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation at the conclusion of the project.
  • If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information and submit a story.
  • If you are living internationally or are unable to call the update line, please email PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.

How can I participate if I am Deaf/Hard of Hearing?

If you would like to participate and are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, please email PCI will send you a personalized link for you to share your written story and photo.

Can I choose what information prints in the publication?

The only information that is included in the publication is your name, class year and degree, along with your story and photo. No contact information is printed. When you call to update your contact information, it will only be used to update your alumni record for the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation. You may revoke consent for your story and/or photo to appear any time before 12/6/2024 by contacting PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 /

I updated my information but need some more time to think about what experience to share.

You can call back at any time before 12/6/2024 to share your story.

I shared a story and the representative said I could send a photo. How do I do this?

You will receive an email with a link to upload one photo (black and white or color) plus a caption. 

If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer to send a physical photo in to be printed (note: the photo will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

Can anyone purchase a book?

The Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Cal State Fullerton alumni.

I ordered a book / package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?

Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.