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Information about Student Services Programs & Services

Associated Students, Inc.

  • Provides for student self-governance and the development of leadership abilities to ensure the full and effective participation of students in civic affairs and campus shared governance.
  • Provides student programs and activities that complement the academic curriculum of the university and develop career-related skills.
  • Provides social and recreational programs that contribute to healthy lifestyles, create a sense of belonging, promote campus spirit and cultivate an enduring regard for the university.

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs

  • Provides alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention programs.
  • Provides special attention to the development of ATOD policies.

California Student Opportunity and Access Program

  • Provides support to low income, first-generation students in grades 4-12 and to students from schools with traditionally low college-going rates.
  • Provides support services to help students improve their academic performance and makes postsecondary and financial aid information more readily available.

Career Development Center

  • Provides career counseling services to assist students in assessing their interests, skills and values as they relate to their major and the world of work.
  • Provides job search services, including part-time and full-time positions and internships.
  • Provides career and major decision-making resources, including general descriptions on CSULB majors, career options, typical employers and industries, salary information and employment trends and outlook.

Child Development Center, Isabel Patterson

  • Provides child care and education services that enable student parents to attend class at the university. Programs serve infants/toddlers, preschool and school-age children.
  • Provides tours, lectures and serves as a research site for the university’s academic programs, other institutions of post-secondary education and the community.
  • Provides career exploration, training and development opportunities for students interested in the field of early childhood education.

Club Sports & Recreation

  • Provides a wide variety of recreational, fitness and educational programs including club sports.

College Assistance Migrant Program

  • Provides intensive first-year personal, academic and financial support to students from migrant families.

Counseling & Psychological Services

  • Provides broad-based psychological services to CSULB students, including individual, couples and group counseling.
  • Provides psycho-educational and training programs for the campus community, as well as consultation on mental health issues.
  • Operates full-time predoctoral internships for advanced doctoral students in counseling and clinical psychology.

Dean of Students

  • Assists students in achieving their academic goals and enhancing their personal, intellectual and social development.
  • Acts as a clearinghouse for questions from parents.
  • Advocates for students, emphasizing ethics, mentoring and caring services.
  • Provides support to Student Services’ areas with technological planning and desktop computing issues.

Disabled Student Services

  • Provides services and programs to meet specific needs of students with disabilities, including readers, note takers, sign language interpreters and test proctors.
  • Provides specific programs that enhance the educational development of students with disabilities, including technical assistance, physical fitness and employment.
  • Improves the educational development, understanding and support of the campus environment toward students with disabilities, including meeting legislative mandates and federal law.

Early Assessment Program

  • Provides opportunities for high school juniors to measure their readiness for college-level English and mathematics and facilitates opportunities for them to improve their skills during their senior year.

Educational Equity Services

  • Provides access to the university for low income, first-generation college and migrant students.
  • Provides academic support and retention services to low income, first-generation and migrant students and students from underrepresented groups in graduate education.
  • Prepares middle and high school students, adults, low income and first-generation and migrant students for post-secondary education.
  • Prepares university students to increase their chances of success in Ph.D. programs.

Educational Opportunity Center

  • Provides information and support to qualified adults who wish to enter or continue in postsecondary education.

Educational Opportunity Program

  • Provides access/admissions support, academic support and retention services to low income, first-generation college students.

Educational Talent Search

  • Provides support to assist low income, first-generation high school and middle school students continue in and graduate from secondary school and enroll in a postsecondary educational program.

Health Resource Center

  • Provides sexual health awareness workshops, nutrition counseling, HIV testing and counseling and alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention workshops.

Housing & Residential Life

  • Oversees facilities, programs and faculty involvement within the residence hall complex and coordinates services with other campus offices.
  • Manages and maintains The Pointe in the Walter Pyramid.
  • Hosts a variety of summer conferences and workshops in the residence halls.

Intramural Sports & Wellness

  • Provides social, recreational and entertainment programs that contribute to healthy lifestyles, promote campus spirit and cultivate an enduring regard for the university.

Judicial Affairs

  • Receives, investigates and mediates or adjudicates student disciplinary referrals, student complaints and student grievances.
  • Serves as the university’s student records custodian.
  • Serves as a resource to the university community regarding student policies, rules and regulations and the reciprocal rights and responsibilities of others.

Kaleidoscope Festival/Open House

  • The university's annual festival and open house
  • Opens the university to the community, highlights the university's academic program and celebrates the diverse array of programs and people at CSULB.

Leadership Resource Center, Lois J. Swanson

  • Provides leadership programs and activities to cultivate student leaders who are able to affect positive change in their own lives and in their organizations and communities.
  • Oversees the Leadership Academy, an extracurricular, certificate-bearing program composed of workshops, communitiy service and practical application.

Multicultural Center

  • Offers a number of diversity lectures/presentations/workshops/training across disciplines.
  • Provides diversity presentations, workshops or training to these groups/depts/courses at CSULB.

McNair Scholars Program

  • Provides academic support services, research opportunities and involvement in scholarly activities to 30 low income, first-generation and underrepresented CSULB students.
  • Prepares participants for doctoral studies by providing them with undergraduate advising, encouragin their entrance into graduate programs and tracking their progress to successful completion of advanced degrees.

Partners for Success

  • Matches first-generation college students with faculty members who assist students in adjusting to university life and in successfully achieving their academic goals.
  • Creates a supportive environment where faculty members are able to provide student participants with a sense of direction with career goals, personal adjustments to the university, family-related issues, financial consultation and referrals to other university resources.

President's Scholars Program

  • Recruits and provides support to the President's Scholars, a scholarship program for CSULB students who are qualifying California high school valedictorians or National Merit finalists or semifinalists.

Recycling Center

  • Provides convenient location for campus and community members to donate recyclable materials and redeem California Redemption Value beverage containers.

Scholarship Information, Center for

  • Maintains a scholarship database, containing on- and off-campus scholarships, for students to utilize in their search for scholarships.
  • Advises students on how to search and apply for scholarships.
  • Provides expertise to campus entities on the administration of scholarship programs.

Student Health Services

  • Provides convenient, cost-effective health services and health promotion activities to support university retention efforts.
  • Develops and implements programs that ensure healthy lifestyles via primary care, health education/promotion, preventive health programs and outreach/marketing.

Student Life & Development

  • Provides extensive developmental, leadership, service and involvement opportunities for students.
  • Provides oversight for the Lois J. Swanson Leadership Resource Center, cultural resource centers and special student events, such as leadership retreats, community service projects, keynote speakers and cultural graduation celebrations.
  • Provides student leadership orientations, organization advising and program approvals for more than 300 recognized student organizations, including academic, cultural, greek, honor, political, religious, service, special interest and sports clubs.

Student Transition & Retention Services / Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration

  • Plans and administers the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program, including Overnight SOAR, the Majors Fair and Rediscover the Beach.
  • Collaborates with Testing and Evaluation Services to conduct the annual freshman survey and disseminate information to the campus community.
  • Facilitates the planning and implementation of campus-wide retention efforts.

Student Support Services Program

  • Assists low income, first-generation college students with academic need to achieve their maximum potential in higher education.

Summer Bridge Program

  • Provides a six-week summer pre-college program to prepare first-time CSULB freshmen, who are admitted to the Educational Opportunity Program, for the challenges of a four-year university.

Testing, Evaluation & Assessment

  • Administers campus-specific, state, and national test programs for college admissions and verbal and quantitative skills assessment; informs students, parents and advisors about test requirements and the use of test results for placement into appropriate coursework.
  • Conducts large-scale assessments concerning student characteristics, attitudes, aspirations and college satisfaction; also supports the periodic review of academic administrators process by surveying campus faculty, staff and administrators using questionnaire design to collect and analyze data.
  • Oversees the CSULB Student Assessment website, which offers the campus community comprehensive data concerning college readiness, freshman characteristics, student satisfaction and academic performance.

University Outreach & School Relations

  • Provides pre-collegiate academic enrichment, higher education awareness and outreach services for area middle school students and their parents to increase student college readiness.
  • Facilitates year-round university access, admissions, financial aid and transition assistance to prospective freshmen, transfer and adult re-entry students.
  • Sponsors special events and produces marketing tools that showcase the university’s academic programs, distinctions and campus life to prospective students, parents, counselors and other CSULB constituents.

University Student Union

  • Provides programs, services, facilities and food service in the student-financed University Student Union, which help to create campus community and provide students with a “home away from home” during their academic pursuits.
  • Serves as a link between campus and the community for planning events that utilize USU facilities.
  • Provides educational opportunities and leadership training through recreational, social, cultural and intellectual programming efforts.

Upward Bound

  • Provides support to low income, first-generation college students or military veterans with their preparation for college entrance.
  • Provides opportunities for qualified students to increase the rate at which they complete secondary education and enroll in, and graduate from, institutions of postsecondary education.

U.S. Passport Application Acceptance Office

  • Accepts U.S. passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.

Veterans Affairs Services

  • Serves as a liaison between students who are veterans, their dependents and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Assists students with veteran status and dependents or service disabled or deceased with obtaining educational benefits.

Women's Resource Center

  • Facilitates the educational, professional and personal growth of women through a diverse and interactive program of services, advocacy and education.
  • Advocates for complete educational and professional equity for women.
  • Serves as a clearinghouse for information, programming, organizations and activities pertinent to women.