Your involvement in student life at CSUDH will expand your educational
experience by providing much of the following:
- An opportunity to interact with faculty beyond the academic setting
- Affinity connections with your alma mater
- Added variety and excitement to your college experience
- Cultural enrichment and increased school pride
- Friendships and support circles
- Increased networking opportunities
- Leadership skills development
Complement your classroom experience by taking advantage of the many enriching opportunities listed below and take control of your destiny.
Associated Students, Inc. (ASI)
Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is the official student voice of California State University, Dominguez Hills. ASI is a nonprofit, student-run corporation that monitors approximately $1.8 million of student activity fees. All CSUDH students are members of Associated Students, Inc. Your ASI provides various services on campus: campus programs, student organization support, Child Development Center, discounted movie tickets, and student health, dental, and vision plans. ASI is also responsible for funding technology grants, approximately $400,000 per year. Past awards have funded the Internet Lounge in the Library, laptops for resume and job search workshops in the Career Center, the computer lab in Housing, Audio Visual enhancements to the Clubs and Organizations Resource Room in the Loker Student Union, and enhanced technology (Smart) classrooms throughout the campus. There are many opportunities for you to get involved with ASI. Stop by the ASI Office in the Loker Student Union or call (310) 243-3686 to find out more about the various programs, University Committees, or campus activities. Please feel free to visit the ASI website at www.csudh.edu/asi.
The CSUDH cheer/dance team provides students with opportunities to develop athletic, academic and interpersonal skills. The cheer/dance squads complement the Intercollegiate Athletic Program by providing structured schedules at Intercollegiate events and competitions with other universities and amateur programs. For more information, please contact Cheer/Dance advisor, Tiffany Bull-Edlin, at (310) 243-3893 or visit our website at www.GoToros.com.
The CSUDH Athletics Department sponsors 10 intercollegiate athletic teams that compete at the NCAA Division II level. The Toros are a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Widely considered the strongest Division II conference in the nation, the CCAA has earned 152 NCAA Division II National Championships, more than any other conference in the country, including track and field’s NCAA 4X400 Championship, the first in the program’s history, and the Men's Soccer's 2008 NCAA Title captured on Dec. 7, 2008, the program's second championship in an eight-year stretch. The school fields teams in: men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball, men’s golf, women’s indoor/outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball. CSUDH offers students opportunities for involvement as both a student-athlete and as a fan. Athletic facilities include the gymnasium, a state-of-the-art fitness center, training room, baseball/softball field, soccer field, tennis courts, track and all-purpose field. For further information, please contact the Toros Athletics Department in the Hughes Education and Athletics Center at (310) 243-3893, or visit our website at www.GoToros.com.
International Student Services (ISS)
International Student Service (ISS) is located within the Multicultural Center (MCC) in room 110 of the Loker Student Union. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. International Student Services provides information, advising, advocacy and programming that will help international students integrate into the Dominguez Hills community while achieving their educational and personal goals. Currently enrolled international students are invited to visit us onsite in the MCC or call us at (310) 243-2519 to arrange a scheduled appointment.
International Student Orientation Programs
All newly admitted international students must attend a mandatory International Student Orientation Program. Students planning to attend the University in the fall of 2013 should expect to receive an invitation to attend a summertime International Student Orientation program. For more information, please call (310) 243-2519.
The Intramurals program offers an opportunity for students to create their own team or join a team as a "free agent." This is your chance to compete with fellow students, faculty and staff. The program offers tennis, ultimate Frisbee, softball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, and basketball to name a few. For more information, please call (310) 243-2219 or visit us online at www.csudh.edu/cps/hhs/dhi.
Loker Student Union
The Loker Student Union is the center of activity on campus. The facility, programs and services are geared specifically for you, the student, by students. At the LSU, you can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment, recreate in the game room, study, or simply relax with your friends. You can also become a part of the excitement by serving on the Board of Directors or Toro Productions (student programming board) where you decide what we offer, while developing valuable leadership skills. Stop by the Student Union Information Counter to find out what's happening in the Union today! for more information, please call (310) 243-3559 or visit us online at www.csudh.edu/lsu/.
Multicultural Center (MCC)
The Multicultural Center (MCC), located in LSU room 110, promotes the exploration of diverse heritages, values and cultural experiences by offering a wide range of co-curricular programs throughout the year. Some of these include an all-day “Unityfest,” dramatic presentations, lectures, concerts, diversity chats, art exhibits, retreats, movies, dance lessons, demonstrations, poetry readings/festivals, leadership development opportunities, and other dialogue groups. Issues and answers related to racism, sexism, heterosexism, inter-ethnic relations, and cultural identity development are also explored and considered. To get involved or for more information, call the MCC at (310) 243-2519 or visit our web site at www.csudh.edu/studentaffairs/multiculturalcenter/.
Each year, the CSUDH community joins together to celebrate our unique traditions of Welcome Week, Toro H.Y.P.E. and CSUDH Serves. Special event committees gather together each academic year in a spirit of collegiality and a strong sense of community to enrich campus spirit and foster a deeper connection between students and the University. With primary input derived directly from students, events such as career/employment fairs, wellness fairs, leadership conferences, retreats, cultural celebrations, and on-campus graduate school informational forums are planned and implemented regularly. Musical, theatrical, fine art exhibits and presentations round out the special events spectrum. Contact the Office of Student Life at (310) 243-2081 for more information.
More than seventy student organizations currently take advantage of benefits and privileges afforded only to student-run organizations. Such benefits include free use of campus facilities and resources and an opportunity to apply for ASI funding. Key privileges include on-campus member recruitment and fundraising. Joining a club/organization or checking out Greek Life at CSUDH can really be a step in the right direction for students looking for leadership development opportunities. Students actively involving themselves in student life add depth and breadth to their development as college students and as human beings. Join or start a student organization that other students need or desire. Consider the following as you make plans to get involved in student life:
- Community Service Organizations
- Greek Letter Organizations (Fraternities/Sororities)
- Culturally Oriented Organizations
- Honor and Service Societies
- Professional Organizations
- Recreation and Intramurals
- Special Interest Organizations
- Associated Students, Inc.
- Campus Program Board, “Toro Productions”
- Multicultural Center Program Board
- Resident Student Association
For a list of student organizations or to request the paperwork and information you need to start a new one please stop by the Office of Student Life or call us at (310) 243-2081 or visit us online at www.csudh.edu/studentlife/.
Veteran Student Programs (VSP)
CSUDH is committed to ensuring that all qualified veterans and their dependents have equal access to an affordable, quality university education and experience. To support this mission, CSUDH offers the dedicated services and support of our Veteran Student Programs office (VSP).
VSP helps veteran and active duty students navigate the certification and application processes, make a seamless transition to university life, support their success on campus, and prepare them to reach their career and life goals. Our specialists will work with them one-on-one to help them:
- Remove barriers to their success on campus
- Apply for educational benefits
- Complete the enrollment certification process
- Identify and complete the required courses as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs
To learn more about VSP and the services available to veterans and active duty service members on campus, please call (310) 243-3643. The Veteran Student Programs Office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit us online at www.csudh.edu/studentaffairs/veteransaffairs/.