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Academic Services and Campus Life

University Opportunities for Students

CSULB students walk to class

Campus Services

Child Development Center, Isabel Patterson

The Isabel Patterson Child Development Center offers child care services to enable students who are also parents of young children to attend classes at the university. Services are available for children six months to 2-1/2 years in the Infant/Toddler Program; 2-1/2 to five years in the Pre-school Program; and Kindergarten through second grade in the School-age Program. The Center also provides career exploration opportunities to students interested in the field of early childhood education. For information, call (562) 985-5333, visit www.csulb.edu/cdc or go to 5700 Atherton Street.

Counseling and Psychological Services

This service provides students with short-term counseling, group counseling, psycho-educational workshops and crisis intervention services. The Center also helps students meet personal challenges associated with identifying and achieving academic, career, and life goals. For information, contact call (562) 985-001, visit www.csulb.edu/caps or go to Brotman Hall, Room 226.

University Library

The library provides information resources that support teaching and learning and provides enrichment and recreation for members of the campus community, as well as other scholars and community members. Library staff are committed to helpful, efficient customer service. Home to the Spidell Center, the largest student computing facility on campus, the library is a leader in the delivery of digital content and in marshalling technology to facilitate scholarly inquiry. For more information, visit www.csulb.edu/library.

Student Health Services (SHS)

This service provides medical services, preventive health and health education program. All regularly enrolled CSULB students who have registered for the current semester and have paid the $45.00 mandatory health fee are eligible for services. Services also are available for students taking classes through College of Continuing and Professional Education for $15.00 per visit (while classes are in session), and for students on educational leave for a non-refundable $45 fee. Most medical services are covered under the basic service fee, with the exception of pharmacy, external labs and x-ray copies.

An array of health education services, alcohol and drug abuse prevention workshops, nutrition counseling, HIV testing/counseling and sexual health awareness workshops are offered at SHS. For information, call (562) 985-4771, visit www.csulb.edu/shs or go to the Student Health Center on the corner of Beach Drive and Merriam Way.

Note: A medical emergency arising on campus should be directed to University Police by dialing 9-1-1.

• Immunization Requirement Clearance

Entering CSU students are required to present proof of Measles/Rubella and Hepatitis B before the beginning of their first term. (Refer to Admission to the University, Immunization Requirements section of this catalog.) Clearance is obtained at Student Health Services by showing proof of immunity using medical records or by receiving immunizations (available at SHS). Medical and religious exemptions are available. For information and hours of operation, call the SHS Immunization Hotline at (562) 985-5411 or go to www.csulb.edu/shs.

• Medical Insurance

Medical insurance is strongly recommended. A low-cost individual health insurance plan is available to CSULB students through the Associated Students, Inc. For details about the plan, contact the ASI Business Office at (562) 985-8311 or go to www.csulb.edu/divisions/students/asi/administration/businessoffice.html.

University Ombuds

This office is an independent, neutral resource for informal problem-solving serving the entire campus community. The office answers inquiries about the university, provides a safe place for discussing sensitive issues and identifying options, facilitates conversations and engages in conflict resolution. The office maintains confidentiality in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the International Ombudsman Association, the limits of the law, and our organizational context. Appointments are suggested; walk-in cases are usually accomodated depending on availability. Foundation, Suite 140; 562-985-5983; www.csulb.edu/president/ombuds.

U.S. Passport Application Acceptance Office

This office is designated by the U.S. Department of State to accept passport applications. Passport processing is completed by the U.S. Department of State. For information, call (562) 985-7790, visit http://passport.csulb.edu, or go to the Office at Brotman Hall, Room 250.

Veterans Affairs Services

This services provides an array of advocacy and transitional support to student veterans at The Beach. The office also serves as a liaison between veteran students and their dependants with obtaining educational benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For information, call 562) 985-5115, visit www.csulb.edu/veterans or go to the Veterans Affairs Office in the Foundation Building, Room 265.