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Associated Students, Inc.

Student Health Center - West End (temp)            (310) 243-3686

Loker University Student Union (fall 2006)

All students are members of the Associated Students, Inc. by virtue of mandatory fees paid during registration.  The governing body of the Association is the Senate, which is composed of officers elected by students each spring.  Within the Association, various commissions are concerned with finance, publications, academic affairs, activities, organizations, and recreational sports.  The Associated Students, Inc. makes available a supplementary health insurance plan for students of the University.

The Vice President for Student Affairs or a designee appointed by the President serves as liaison between campus administration and the Associated Students, Inc.

 

Athletics

Hughes Education and Athletic Center     (310) 243-3893

The CSU Dominguez Hills athletics department has built a national reputation for athletic and academic achievement.  Toro athletics compete nationally at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II level.  CSU Dominguez Hills is also a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), which is recognized nationally as the NCAA Division II “Conference of Champions.”  The Toros are the only NCAA Division II program to capture both men’s  and women’s soccer titles.  In 2000, the CSUDH men’s soccer team cruised to the National Championship winning their final 13 games in  a row including a thrilling 2-1 four-overtime victory over Barry University in the championship game before 2,036 fans in Miami Shores, FL.  Leading the Toros to a national-best 23-1-1 record, head coach Joe Flanagan was named the NCAA II Coach of the Year while the team had three players named to the All-America squad including First Team All-American Juan Carlos Bolanos who was named the NCAA II Player of the Year.  In 1991, the Toros women’s soccer team garnered the first-ever NCAA National Championship for CSUDH defeating Sonoma State 2-1 in front of more than 1,000 fans at Toro Field.  Though no other Toro program has won an NCAA title, all the CSU Dominguez Hills  teams have earned recognition both nationwide and in the state.

CSU Dominguez Hills sponsors eleven intercollegiate athletic teams which serve approximately 200 student-athletes: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men's golf, baseball, women’s volleyball, softball, cross country, outdoor track and field.

A source of even greater pride than the Toros’ considerable athletic achievements has been the success of Toro student-athletes in the classroom.  CSU Dominguez Hills athletics has produced three Rhodes Scholar candidates and two Rhodes Scholar finalists since 1987.  Toro athletes have been represented on the GTE Academic All-America teams for nine consecutive years and have won two prestigious Woody Hayes Scholar Athlete Awards, making CSU Dominguez Hills one of just two schools in the nation with two winners of the award.

Athletic facilities such as the gymnasium, weight room, swimming pool, tennis courts, track and all-purpose field are available for use by enrolled students, faculty and staff.  Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use the facilities when there is no conflict with classes or other scheduled events and approved supervision  is provided.  For further information about the Toro athletics program, please call (310) 243-3893.

 

Urban Community Research Center

ERC G-517                                      (310) 243-3151

The Urban Community Research Center (UCRC) was established in response to the dual need for useful research in our surrounding urban communities and the need to provide "hands on" applied research experience to our students.  UCRC provides a comprehensive applied research and analysis service to the Greater South Bay Region and also operates a regional urban information system in support of the research needs of surrounding communities in partnership with community organizations and agencies.  Faculty and their students conduct basic and applied research on a wide variety of urban community conditions and problems in response to the needs of communities in the Los Angeles basin.  The UCRC maintains a cross-disciplinary approach to conducting research in the urban environment supported by grants and contracts, while providing students with a "real-world" (applied) research experience.  Its research program is developed in cooperation with community groups and agencies.

The research program of UCRC concentrates on projects with direct application to the improvement of a range of urban community conditions and needs in our region, thereby offering faculty and students from diverse disciplines the opportunity to contribute to collaborative research endeavors applied to satisfying those needs.  Faculty and students from any discipline are encouraged to develop research projects, evaluations, and assessments in collaboration with community groups and organizations, and government agencies, such as health, safety, planning and community and economic development agencies and groups, and a variety of social service agencies in the region, consistent with the mission of the Center to produce useful knowledge in support of a better quality of life in urban communities.

In conjunction with its research program, UCRC has established the South Bay Regional Urban Information Center, a geo-database driven, integrated regional information system that will be accessible to institutional leaders and decision makers in community agencies and groups in the region.  Striving to become the most comprehensive, current and useful source for regional data, the Information Center will provide a broad range of data-on-demand as well as custom regional or sub-regional data analysis relevant to policy and programmatic decision-making.

Faculty and students interested in participating in or developing new UCRC research projects should contact the Director, Robert M. Christie.

 

Forensics Team

UTA-101                                          (310) 243-3588

In the "real world" we are often judged by how well we communicate with others.  The Toro Forensics Team gives students the practice and experience they need to sharpen their speech communication and oral interpretation skills.  Members of the Forensics team take weekend trips to intercollegiate tournaments at other campuses, primarily in Southern California.  All undergraduate students are eligible for up to eight semesters of competition, and may earn two units of credit per semester.  No audition is required.  Forensics experience can be especially useful for students who are planning to go into law, business, teaching, broadcasting, theatre, science, or any field which emphasizes oral performance, but all students are welcome.  The sooner you start, the better!

 

Honors Program

SCC M-110                                     (310) 243-3974

Program Description, Features and Benefits

The Honors Program offers high-achieving students a variety of opportunities for enriching their undergraduate studies.  Honors students receive the extra stimulation of a special program while participating in the life of the campus at large.  They choose their own level of involvement, while meeting and learning in the company of their peers.

All components of the program are designed to provide an atmosphere in which committed students may strive for excellence  and further the process of self-discovery, which is the significant goal of a university education:  “Education is not preparation for life; education is  life itself.”  (John Dewey)

Honors Program students have priority registration privileges, priority consideration for on-campus student housing, and first year and transfer students who are eligible for the Honors Program qualify for the President's Honors Scholarship. 

General Education Courses

In these classes, highly-motivated students work in the atmosphere of specially-designated sections of required General Education courses.  Several different courses are offered each semester so that in two years students can fulfill a good part of their required courses.  The courses are taught by outstanding instructors who encourage students to participate actively in their own education.

Eligible students may choose as many Honors courses in a given semester as they wish, though a minimum of nine courses (out of the required eighteen) is required for the Certificate of Honors in General Education.  Each Honors course is specifically noted on the student’s transcript as an advantage when applying to graduate school or for employment.  These challenging courses provide the basis for a strong liberal education in any major.  Honors sections are identified in the Class Schedule by the designation “H” after the section number.  Students not already members of the Honors Program must receive special permission from the honors program coordinator to enroll, on an exceptional basis, in an Honors course.

Upper Division, Honor Options

Several kinds of upper division opportunities are available for Honors students:

Honors Contracts enable a student to have the designation “Honors” appended to a given upper division course by completing  more sophisticated work than the instructor is asking of the regularly-enrolled students.  With this option, the student, with the consent and guidance of the instructor, can undertake Honors-level study, and receive Honors credit in a non-Honors course.  The Honors work undertaken is in addition to, rather than instead of,
the regular course assignments. 

The student and faculty member agree at the beginning of the course on the nature of the work to be done for Honors credit (examples might include pretesting lab experiments, making one or more special presentations to the class, or creating an annotated bibliography of materials).  This agreement, its rationale, and its means of evaluation, are specified on a proposal form submitted to the honors program coordinator by the fifth week of the semester.

Special Seminar courses are occasionally offered, in which Honors students in a particular field of majors (e.g.,  School of Management students) focus on a topic of mutual interest.

Honors Scholars are upper division Honors Program students who are eligible to apply as “apprentices” to faculty members in their fields.  Apprentices receive a stipend for working with these faculty members on research or teaching-related activities for a semester.

The  Senior Honors Thesis enables students to pursue an original project in an area of their interest (usually within the major) culminating in a substantial written report or other appropriate result. Students work under the guidance of a faculty member in the area of interest.  Successful completion of the thesis will be noted on the student transcript.  Students should inquire at the Honors Program for guidelines and direction.

Eligibility

The program is open to undergraduate students from throughout the University.  Eligibility is determined by grade point average, SAT scores and personal interviews.  Application forms are available in the program office, SAC 2121.

Honor/Service Societies

(May require minimum grade point average and/or particular departmental affiliation)

r     Delta Mu Delta - Epsilon Mu Chapter

r     Phi Kappa Phi

r     Phi Alpha Alpha

r     Phi Alpha Theta

r     Sigma Pi Sigma

See the Student Organizations section for additional Honor Societies.

 

Housing, University

University Housing Office                  (310) 243-2228

Off-Campus Housing: As a service to students seeking off campus housing accommodations, the University Housing Office keeps a listing of local houses, apartments, rooms, and room in exchange for service rendered. Students who are seeking off-campus housing accommodations are encouraged to visit the office to review the current listings.

On-Campus Housing: 164 Furnished apartments are located on the northeast corner of campus. The complex includes 32 one-bedroom, 72 two-bedroom and 60 three-bedroom apartments. There are also recreation and meeting rooms, study lounges, new laundry facilities and a computer lab.  On the complex grounds are basketball and volleyball courts, a weight room and a picnic area. Convenient residential parking partially surrounds the complex.

Further Information On Housing: If you are interested in obtaining additional information regarding on-campus housing, contact the University Housing Office in Building A or telephone (310) 243-2228.  The office is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Multicultural Center

WH B-365                                       (310) 243-2519

The Multicultural Center serves as a focal point on campus for creating a forum for students, staff and faculty that facilitates inter-cultural and international awareness, sensitivity and communication.  The Center is a haven for individuals and groups to explore not only their ethnicity but all ethnicities.  The Center provides cultural programming, campus community involvement, volunteer opportunities and cultural resources.  All members of the CSUDH community are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the programs of the Multicultural Center.  For more information stop by and visit the Center in SBS in fall or Welch Hall in spring.

 

Music Performance Groups and Concert Series

LCH  E-303                                     (310) 243-3543

The Music Department sponsors an excellent and highly varied series of concerts throughout each academic year.  In addition to recitals by guest artists, programs by the faculty, and frequent new music concerts, the students themselves are heard each semester in regular student recitals and individual programs. 

The University Orchestra and Chorus perform each semester and, on many occasions, appear in concerts off campus.  Other performing groups include the University Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Chamber Music, Jubilee Choir.

University Orchestra

The University Orchestra combines with the Carson Community Symphony for the presentation of at least four major concerts each academic year.  The full symphony orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Frances Steiner, plays standard repertoire, such as Beethoven, and Brahms symphonies, classical and romantic concerti, "Pops" selections and a wide selection of contemporary works, including a number of premieres emphasizing composers of diverse ethnicity.  The concerts are performed in the campus’ beautiful University Theatre and are open to the public. 

The University Chorus and Chamber Singers

The principal aim of the chorus is to acquaint its members and its audiences with the finest chorale music drawn from all periods of music history including the present time.  Music by such composers as Palestrina, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Copland and Bialosky among many others, grace its programs.

The Chorus performs both unaccompanied and with orchestra compositions and often joins forces with neighboring schools in special presentations.  The conductors are Dr. Sally Etcheto, Dr. Frances Steiner, and Dr. Joanna Nachef.

Jubilee Choir 

The Jubilee Choir, under the direction of Dr. Hansonia L. Caldwell, performs not only well-known classical religious work, but also literature that includes spirituals, gospel music, jazz, and blues.  They perform widely in the community and have an annual benefit concert.

Musical Theatre

Students may participate in musical theatre performances produced by the Theatre Arts Department.  Recent shows have included “The Wizard of Oz,” “Cabaret,” “A Chorus Line,” “Guys and Dolls,”  “Little Shop of Horrors,” and "Nunsense."

The University Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Rod Butler, performs a wide variety of contemporary commercial music.  Past concerts have featured the music of Jazz legends such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie as well as current Blues and Rock artists.   Membership is by audition.

 

Newspaper - The Bulletin

FH B-009                                        (310) 243-2313

Dominguez Hills students have the opportunity to hone their reporting, writing, and editing skills while working on the student newspaper.  Published bi-weekly during the academic year, the newspaper production facility is housed in a modern, fully-computerized laboratory environment.

Here, staff members put into practice the theoretical approaches covering advertising, journalism, public relations, and print production.  Most importantly, they work closely together to achieve a common goal while encountering the social, political, and cultural give-and-take that forms the "espirit-de-corps" context of a working newsroom.

 

Older Adult Center

SBS B-235                                      (310) 243-2003

The Older Adult Center (OAC) serves as a support system for older students on campus, but provides a warm and friendly atmosphere for people of all ages.  Services include a fee waiver program for students over age 60.  The OAC also provides many other academic and social opportunities for students, faculty and staff including internships for Graduate Gerontology program majors and others. Those interested may drop by the center and sign in.  Come in anytime and join our informal discussion groups.

 

Student Organizations         

Office of Student Life                                                      WH D-245A (temp)         (310) 243-2081

Loker Student Union (fall 2006)

The following student organizations are representative of the clubs available to students.  They invite your membership and active participation.  Inquire at the Welch Hall office for current registration status.

Cultural Organizations

q African Student Alliance serves as a representative body that pursues and defends the interests and needs of Afrikan students and the Africana Studies Department at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). 

q Asia @ CSUDH serves to make the campus aware of the availability of the Asian-Pacific Student program. 

q Black Business Student Association strives to promote professional and entrepreneul development of our members through the provision of necessary opportunities, programs, and people. 

q Chinese Student Association serves to promote Chinese culture and language through educational, cultural, and social activities.

q Espiritu de Nuestro Futuro serves to promote equity and access for non-traditional students who have burning desire to pursue their studies at CSUDH.

q Latino Student Business Association serves to provide opportunities to members and students that will enhance their personal, professional, and academic skills, which in return will help them achieve their short and long term goals during and after their collegiate experience.

q M.E.Ch.A. strives for educational, cultural, economical, political, and social empowerment within the Chicano community in order to liberate nuestra gente.

q National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc. serves to foster cooperative action of its members in dealing with matters of mutual concern. 

q The Organization of Africana Students serves to nurture scholars, thinkers, and leaders by promoting social responsibility and economic excellence. 

q Philipino Educational And Cultural Experience (PEACE) promotes and increases the awareness of the Philipino culture among the students of CSU Dominguez Hills and supports activities in the interest of the Philipino community.

q Vietnamese Student Association helps unify Vietnamese students of different origins and provide them with academic and social assistance while promoting awareness of Vietnamese culture.

Departmental/Professional Organizations

q Accounting Society serves to provide a means whereby people interested in accounting may associate with one another and exchange ideas relevant to their studies and occupational goals.

q Anthropology Club serves to augment learning and to strengthen social bonds amongst group members.

q Association of Political Science serves to encourage students to participate, discuss, and debate political issues.

q Association of Women Students fosters, promotes, and maintains good scholarship and recognizes achievements in the field of women's studies or service.

q Audio Recording Music Synthesis (A.R.M.S.) serves to promote academic achievement, particularly amongst students in the DMA Programs, both audio recording and music synthesis specialists.

q California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAPHERD) promotes the professional interests and coordinates the professional concerns of students within the fields of physical education, recreation and dance.

q Ceramics Guild enables members to buy equipment that we need, to organize events, guest speakers, exhibits, and sales to introduce the campus to the artistic talent of students.

q CSUDH Cheer Squad serves to promote school spirit.

q Dance Club assists, supports and promotes all dance activities for the CSU Dominguez Hills dance program and increases awareness of dance as an art form.

q Dominguez Hills Society of Economists serves to educate students about the Economy as a whole and its influential impact.

q Earth Science Club furthers the knowledge of physical, geographical, and geological sciences.

q Future Teachers Club serves to give future teachers vital information in planning for their career.

q Information Technology Society serves to promote student interest in information technology and provide a forum for discussion and networking with potential employers.

q International Business Association heightens the awareness of business students to the field of international business.

q International Student Association promotes better companionship between the university and international students.

q Marketing Association provides access to future careers in marketing for interested students and to create potential organizational and networking skills.

q Pre-Professional Organization (PPO) serves to allow networking and promotes student community service in the health and related fields, as well as on campus.

q Psychology Club serves to promote the field of psychological research.

q Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) serves to cultivate a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners.

q Science Society serves the academic and professional interests and concerns of our science students and to foster relationships among our students, faculty, and local students.

q Students for Community Medicine works to improve the representation of Latinos within the health profession and graduate schools of the U.S. in order to increase medical assistance in Latino communities by Latinos.

q Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is an interactive/networking organization that promotes community work, events, education, and knowledge about Occupational Therapy services.

q Teach One Reach One (TORO) assist new first year students of CSUDH in being academically successful.  To lower the drop out rate and raise retention rate.

q Word of Mouth is a club, organization, collective made up of students who have made it their objective to promote both political/social awareness on campus.

Recreation/Sports Organizations

q Recreation Club serves to promote and provide recreational experiences for the student body and networking opportunities among students, alumni, and recreation professionals.

q Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) enhances the overall experience of student athletics while at the same time supporting their theme of "Communiversity" through volunteer projects, supporting campus events, and representing the University in a positive manner.

Religious Organizations

q Catholic Newman Club fosters the spiritual and moral development of Catholic and other interested students.

q Christians on Campus serve to sing, pray and fellowship with believers in Christ from diverse backgrounds who love our dear Lord Jesus and hold the Christian faith which is common to all believers.

q Intervarsity Christian Fellowship serves to develop our personal relationships with Jesus.

q Muslim Student Association at CSUDH helps build a bridge of understanding in matters of culture, beliefs, relationships, and above all, how to live together peacefully.

q Toro's Christian Fellowship serve to make Christ known and to bring students/faculty to a loving relationship with Jesus Christ.

Service Organizations

q Circle K Club is a non-profit community service organization that promotes growth, leadership, and a lifetime commitment to serve and make a difference that helps people in a need on and off campus.

q Human Services Club provides a forum for exchange of ideas among those students interested in Human Services Relations.  Focuses on promoting Human Services programs on campus and in the community.

Special Interest Organizations

q Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student Association provides social support; educates and creates awareness of Gay/Lesbian and Bisexual issues.

q Hermanas Unidas serves to provide Latina a familiar network for students through participation in academics, community service, and social events.

q Men of Vision serves the community, promotes higher education, excels academically, athletically, and socially as a group.

q Resident Student Association (R.S.A.) provides leadership to the resident student population, promotes community, acts as a student government, and provides opportunities to enhance the collegiate experience.

q Sisters Organizing College Aspirations and Leaders (SOCAAL) empowers women.

Honor/Service Societies

(May require minimum grade point average and/or particular departmental affiliation.)

q Alpha Kappa Delta, Honor Society a democratic, non-secret organization, is dedicated to the scientific study of social phenomena for the promotion of human welfare.

q Alpha Eta is the national honor society for allied health professionals.  The purpose of the society is to promote scholarship and fellowship, recognition of high attainments in and significant contributions to the allied health professions.

q Beta Lambda Kappa serves to encourage minority students to excel academically in college and become a collective body that attains and maintains academic excellence to set examples for those who follow us.

q Delta Mu Delta:  is a national honor society in the field of business administration.  The society has a two-fold mission—to promote higher scholarship in training for business and to recognize and reward business administration students who have distinguished themselves scholastically.

q Honors Program Torchbearers provide service to the campus community and the honors program.

q  Mu Phi Epsilon serves to recognize the scholarship and musicianship of members and to promote friendship.

q National Council for Black Studies Honor Society: Epsilon The "Ankh Maat Wedjau" Honor Society is a non-secret, non-profit organization whose purpose is the promotion of scholarly study, research, publication and other scholarly activity in the field of Africana Studies among students at academic institutions, and among academic professionals in the field of Africana Studies.

q Phi Alpha Theta: International honor society in history.

q Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society , Epsilon Zeta Field Chapter: An international association for professional educators.  The organization's mission is to promote quality education as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life by providing innovative programs, relevant research, visionary leadership, and dedicated service.

q Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society: The oldest and largest national honor society that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship in all academic disciplines in higher education.

q Pi Alpha Alpha: National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.  Pi Alpha Alpha encourages and recognizes outstanding scholarship and accomplishments in public affairs and administration, promotes the advancement of education and practice in the art and science of public affairs and administration, and fosters integrity, professionalism and creative performance in the conduct of governmental and related public service activities.

q Pi Theta Epsilon, Gamma Gamma Chapter: National Honor Society in Occupational Therapy.  The mission of Pi Theta Epsilon is to help insure quality health care services for the general public by supporting scholarly activities by its members.  This national organization aims at promoting research related to occupation and the practice of authentic occupational therapy.

q Psi Chi: National honor society in psychology.  Psi Chi was founded for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, maintaining scholarship in and advancing the science of psychology.

q Sigma Delta Pi, Nu Psi Chapter: Spanish honor society, seeks to honor those who seek and attain excellence in the study of Spanish literature, language and culture; to honor those who strive to make Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the world in general; to encourage college students to acquire a greater interest in and deeper understanding of Hispanic culture; and to foster friendly relations and mutual respect between Spanish speaking nations and other peoples of the world.

q Sigma Pi Sigma: National honor society in physics.  Sigma Pi Sigma chapters have been established at colleges and universities of recognized standing that offer a strong physics major.

q Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society is an international honor society for scientists and engineers.  Its goals are to foster interaction among science, technology and society, to encourage appreciation and support of original work in pure and applied science and technology, and to honor scientific research accomplishments.  Dominguez Hills Chapter of Sigma Xi is affiliated at College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences.

q Xi Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  Purposes of this society is to recognize superior achievement and development of leadership qualities.

Fraternities and Sororities

q Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Upsilon Chapter to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to alleviate problems concerning women and girls, and to be of service to all mankind.

q Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., is a public service and community uplift sorority.

q Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. strives toward the expansion of awareness of the Latino culture, promote leadership and sisterhood, and encourage excellence in education among women.

q Iota Phi Theta is composed of a group of men who engage in community service and scholarship.

q Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is an organization dedicated to community service, professional develoment, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members.

q Lambda Theta Phi promotes the spirit of brotherhood; protects the rights of Latino students; preserves the rich Latino culture, history, and tradition; promotes harmony; and maximizes leadership potential to provide guidance to the surrounding community.

q Omega Psy Phi brings college men together to achieve high goals and standards.

q Phi Iota Alpha promotes community service, cultural awareness, brotherhood and leadership.

q Phi Sigma Sigma International Fraternity is a group of women who perform service, sisterhood, and develope its members as women through academic and philanthropic activities.

q Sigma Gamma Rho serves the community and uplifts the importance of education.

q Sigma Lambda Beta helps the community through community service and helps kids enter college.

q Sigma Lambda Gamma  promotes standards of self excellence in morality, ethics, and education.  Efforts made are to better serve the needs of others.

q Sigma Pi Fraternity International establishes a diverse and academically oriented brotherhood.  Their purpose focuses on scholarship, chivalry, diversity, education, and service to the community.

q Zeta Phi Beta provides and enhances social interactions with students on campus and also provides programs and activities that are beneficial to student educational endeavors.

 

Women’s Center

WH B-365                                       (310) 243-2486

Edward J. Whetmore, Executive Director

Robyn McGee, Coordinator

 

The Women’s Center provides information about campus and community resources, serves and assists women in recognizing their opportunities, meeting the challenges of today, accepting and promoting change, and provides a place for study and interaction with others.

Academic credit for internship in the Women’s Center is available through selected departmental programs. Appropriate services of the Women’s Center also are available to men. Information about the campus chapter of the Women’s Council of the State University may be obtained at the center.