Associated Students, Inc., Loker Student Union Room 231 (310) 243-3686
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 Board of Directors, 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, dental and vision insurance plan for students of the University.
The Vice President for Student Affairs or a designee appointed by the University 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, further solidified by the 2008 NCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship claimed on December 7, 2008, the program’s second NCAA Title, and both NSCAA National Coach and Player of the Year honors.
The Toros 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 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.
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, and indoor/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, while winning 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.
In 2008-2009 alone, the Toros boasted the CoSIDA/ESPN, The Magazine Academic All-American of the Year, as well as the CCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the first and third such honors won by the school, respectively.
Athletic facilities such as the gymnasium, fitness center, 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.
Information concerning athletic opportunities available to male and female students and the financial resources and personnel that CSU Dominguez Hills dedicates to its men’s and women’s teams may be obtained from the Director of Athletics at (310) 243-3893, while letters of inquiry can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747.
Urban Community Research Center, LIB 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.
Faculty and students interested in participating in or developing new UCRC research projects should contact the Director, Dr. Ricky Bluthenthal.
Forensics Team, LCH B-104 (310) 243-2847
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.
Honors Program, SCC 300 (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 program 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 use of the Honors Program computer lounge, and first year and transfer students who are eligible for the Honors Program qualify for the President’s Honors Scholarship.
General Education Honors Courses
In these classes, highly motivated students work in the atmosphere of specially designated honors sections of required General Education courses. Several different courses are offered each semester so that in two years students can fulfill many 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, although 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. 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.
The program is open to undergraduate students from throughout the University. Eligibility is determined by grade point average, SAT scores, community service experience, and personal interviews. Application forms are available in the program office, SCC 300.
(May require minimum grade point average and/or particular departmental affiliation)
- Delta Mu Delta - Epsilon Mu Chapter
- Phi Kappa Phi
- Phi Alpha Theta
- Pi Alpha Alpha
- 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 rooms in exchange for services 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, 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.
Intramurals, Division of Kinesiology and Recreation (310) 243-2219
Fun, fitness and friends, plus get college credit! The intramural program is designed to get the campus community involved with inner-campus athletic competition and fitness. DH Intramurals provides CSUDH students, faculty and staff the opportunity to stay involved in an athletic setting and participate in fitness classes. Each one unit class is offered every fall and spring semester. Create your own team or join as a “free agent.” The main purpose is to have interaction with others on campus and to meet new and interesting people while enjoying the benefits of physical fitness. Classes include basketball, tennis, flag football, aqua aerobics and pool usage, Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, volleyball, twilight golf, twilight soccer, twilight softball and disabled student activities. For more information visit the website at www.csudh.edu/hhs/intramural.htm or contact George Wing, Director of Intramural Sports at (310) 243-2219.
Multicultural Center, LSU 110 (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 the Loker Student Union.
Music Performance Groups and Concert Series, LCH E-303 (310) 243-3543
The Music Department sponsors an excellent and widely varied series of concerts throughout each academic year. In addition to recitals by guest artists, programs by the faculty, and frequent new music and world 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 and University Band.
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 Hector Salazar, 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 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. The Choir performs widely in the community and holds an annual benefit concert.
Students may participate in musical theatre performances produced by the Theatre Arts Department.
The University Jazz Ensemble
The Jazz Ensemble 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 program majors and others. Those interested may drop by, sign in at the center, and are welcome to join informal discussion groups.
Office of Student Life, Loker Student Union (310) 243-2081
The following student organizations are representative of the clubs available to students. They invite your membership and active participation.
- Asia @ CSUDH serves to make the campus aware of the availability of the Asian-Pacific Student program.
- Black Business Student Association strives to promote professional and development of our members by providing networking opportunities and programs.
- Espiritu de Nuestro Futuro serves to promote equity and access for non-traditional students who have burning desire to pursue their studies at CSUDH.
- 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.
- M.E.Ch.A. strives for educational, cultural, economical, political, and social empowerment within the Chicano community in order to liberate nuestra gente.
- The Organization of Africana Students serves to nurture scholars, thinkers, and leaders by promoting social responsibility and economic excellence.
- Accounting Society serves to provide a means whereby students interested in accounting may associate with one another and exchange ideas relevant to their studies and occupational goals.
- Anthropology Club serves to augment learning and to strengthen social bonds amongst group members.
- Association of Political Science serves to encourage students to participate, discuss, and debate political issues.
- Association of Women Students fosters, promotes, and maintains good scholarship and recognizes achievements in the field of women’s studies or service.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ceramics Guild enables members to organize events, guest speakers, exhibits, and sales to introduce the campus to the artistic talent of students and to raise funds to purchased needed equipment.
- Dominguez Hills Society of Economists serves to educate students about the economy as a whole and its influential impact.
- Earth Science Club furthers the knowledge of physical, geographical, and geological sciences.
- Future Teachers Club serves to give future teachers vital information in planning for their career.
- Information Technology Society serves to promote student interest in information technology and provide a forum for discussion and networking with potential employers.
- International Business Association heightens the awareness of business students to the field of international business.
- International Student Association promotes better companionship between the university and international students.
- Marketing Association provides access to future careers in marketing for interested students and to foster organizational and networking skills.
- Nursing Student Organization supports and promotes activities for professional development of nursing students.
- Pre-Professional Organization (PPO) provides networking opportunities and promotes student community service in the health and related fields, as well as on campus.
- Psychology Club serves to promote the field of psychological research.
- Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) serves to cultivate a favorable and mutually advantageous relationship between students and professional public relations practitioners.
- Science Society serves the academic and professional interests and concerns of science students and fosters relationships among students, faculty, and local students.
- 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.
- Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is an interactive/networking organization that promotes community work, events, education, and knowledge about occupational therapy services.
- Teach One Reach One (TORO) assists new first year students of CSUDH in becoming academically successful. Aspires to lower the drop out rate and raise retention rate.
- 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 Club serves to promote and provide recreational experiences for the student body and networking opportunities among students, alumni, and recreation professionals.
- Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) enhances the overall experience of student athletics by providing opportunities to participate in volunteer projects, campus events, and by representing the University in a positive manner.
- Catholic Newman Club fosters the spiritual and moral development of Catholic and other interested students.
- Christians on Campus sing, pray and fellowship with Christian believers from diverse backgrounds.
- Intervarsity Christian Fellowship serves to develop our personal relationships with Christ.
- 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.
- Toro’s Christian Fellowship serve to make Christ known and to bring students/faculty to a relationship with Christ.
- 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.
- 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
- Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student Association provides social support; educates and creates awareness of Gay/Lesbian and Bisexual issues.
- Hermanas Unidas serves to provide Latina a familiar network for students through participation in academics, community service, and social events.
- Resident Student Association (RSA) provides leadership to the resident student population, promotes community, acts as a student government, and provides opportunities to enhance the collegiate experience.
Membership may require minimum grade point average and/or particular departmental affiliation.
- 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.
- 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.
- Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society which recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate studies of criminal justice.
- 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.
- 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.
- Honors Program Torchbearers provide service to the campus community and the honors program.
- Mu Phi Epsilon serves to recognize the scholarship and musicianship of members and to promote friendship.
- 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.
- Phi Alpha Theta: International honor society in history.
- Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society, Epsilon Zeta Field Chapter is 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.
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society is the oldest and largest national honor society that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship in all academic disciplines in higher education.
- Pi Alpha Alpha is a 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.
- Pi Theta Epsilon, Gamma Gamma Chapter is a 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.
- Psi Chi is a national honor society in psychology. Psi Chi was founded for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, maintaining scholarship in and advancing the science of psychology.
- Sigma Delta Pi, Nu Psi Chapter is a Spanish honor society that 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; 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.
- Sigma Pi Sigma is a 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.
- 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 with the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences.
- Xi Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The purpose of this society is to recognize superior achievement and development of leadership qualities in nursing students, faculty, and professional nurses in the community.
- 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.
- Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., is a public service and community uplift sorority.
- Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. strives toward the expansion of awareness of the Latino culture, promotes leadership and sisterhood, and encourages excellence in education among women.
- Iota Phi Theta is composed of a group of men who engage in community service and scholarship.
- 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.
- Phi Iota Alpha promotes community service, cultural awareness, brotherhood and leadership.
- Phi Sigma Sigma International Fraternity is a group of women who perform service, sisterhood, and develops its members as women through academic and philanthropic activities.
- Sigma Gamma Rho serves the community and uplifts the importance of education.
- Sigma Lambda Beta helps the community through community service and helps kids enter college.
- Sigma Lambda Gamma promotes standards of self excellence in morality, ethics, and education. Efforts made are to better serve the needs of others.
- Sigma Pi Fraternity International establishes a diverse and academically oriented brotherhood. Their purpose focuses on scholarship, chivalry, diversity, education, and service to the community.
- 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 Resource Center, SCC 136A & SCC 142 (310) 243-2486
Ivonne Heinze-Balcazar, Director
The Women’s Resource Center at CSUDH was established in the 1970s to provide a venue for conversation, services and support for women students entering university life. The Center’s new mission is to provide programs, conference, workshops, referrals, individual and group support, and advocacy for and about women’s issues to women, all students, and the university community. The Center’s facilities offers women students (76% of the student body), staff, faculty, and administrators a safe space in which to relax, study, socialize, obtain academic, professional, and personal growth-promoting experiences, and learn in a collaborative manner. The Center makes every effort to help create an inclusive and equitable campus community through advocacy, education and support services. The center advocates for greater understanding of the role and impact of gender in our institution, our lives and our society. The Center promotes reeducation on social practices such as sexism, racism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, classism and other such practices that obstruct and inhibit full inclusion and equal power in society. The Center encourages women and men to participate in its programming, further its mission, and help disseminate information on the status of women on campus and in society. The Center provides to women students the following: (1) services in the areas of support, referrals, and advocacy; (2) academic programming; and (3) grant writing and research opportunities.