Student Life (SP19)

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. As your student government, ASI is dedicated to improving your college experience by advocating on your behalf.  ASI provides many services that are available for all CSUDH students, such as the Children's Center, KDHR radio, free scantrons daily, free fitness classes every month, scholarships and more.  In addition to the various services available, free events and programs are also offered such as concerts, film contests, holiday themed programming, etiquette training, mixers and more.  You can also get involved in ASI by joining us as a Board of Director, student at large intern, student assistant and more.   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 involvement opportunities. Please feel free to visit the ASI website at www.asicsudh.com and follow ASI on social media @asicsudh.

Cheer/Dance

The CSUDH cheer/dance team provides students with opportunities to develop athletic, academic and interpersonal skills. The cheer/dance squads complement the Intercollegiate Athletic Department at Intercollegiate events and competitions with other universities and amateur programs. For more information, please contact the Cheer/Dance advisor at (310) 243-3893 or visit our website at www.GoToros.com.

Intercollegiate Athletics

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 153 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 Championship captured on December 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 (the Torodome), a state-of-the-art fitness center, training room, baseball/softball field, soccer field, tennis courts, track and all-purpose field. Additionally, CSUDH students can earn points by attending home and selected away games, and trade those points in for prizes during the academic year.  Download the Toro Rewards App for free and start earning those points now!  For further information, please contact the Toros Athletics Department in SAC-3 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 2013 should expect to receive an invitation to attend a summertime International Orientation program. For more information, please call (310) 243-2519.

Intramurals

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 http://www.csudh.edu/kinesiology-recreation/kinesiology/dh-intramurals/.

Loker Student Union (LSU)

More than a building, the Loker Student Union (LSU) is the living room and community center of the CSUDH campus where the facility, programs and services are specifically geared for the enhancement and development of the university community. At the LSU, students, faculty, staff and guests can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment, grab a bite to eat, print a paper, meditate, take a nap, reserve a meeting room or space, host an event, enjoy social and quiet spaces, unwind in the game room, conduct a group study session, simply relax with friends, charge a mobile device and more! Currently enrolled students are also encouraged to develop leadership skills by becoming involved with the LSU Board of Directors or Activities Office. For more information on Loker Student Union, call (310) 243-3559 or visit us online at www.lsucsudh.org.

Multicultural Affairs (MCA)

Multicultural Affairs is a network of campus partnerships and resources that form an inclusive and multicultural community where we honor internsectionalities.  This network increases the quality of student experiences toward an exemplary academic education and timely degree completion by providing:  Gathering places that help students feel safe and validated; a sense of connection and inclusion; strong critical thinking and problem solving skills; opportunities for leadership development; awareness of choices that lead to personal agency; challenges to one's own thinking about complex issues in the larger world; resources for professors who can induce students to participate in new or unfamiliar experiences; and ways to CSUDH to include and involve students outside the classroom in broad-based learning. To get involved or for more information, call the MCA at (310) 243-2519 or visit our web site at www.csudh.edu/mca/.

Special Events

Each year, the CSUDH community joins together to celebrate our unique traditions of Welcome Week, and Homecoming 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. These programs compliment the educational curriculum of CSUDH with a primary goal of enhancing the college experience in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff.  Many of the programs and activities at CSUDH are student initiated. 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.

Student Organizations

Participation in activities where leadership, political, professional, honor, community responsibility, intellectual, religious, and social interests can be enriching and complimentary to your college education.  Currently, more than 110 student organizations currently take advantage of benefits and privileges afforded only to registered 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:

  • Academic Based Organizations
  • Community Service Organizations
  • Culturally Oriented Organizations
  • National Honor Societies
  • Professional Organizations
  • Recreation Sports Clubs
  • Religious and Faith-Based Organizations
  • Social Greek Letter (Fraternities and Sororities)
  • Special Interest Organizations

For a list of student organizations, log-on to Toro Link https://torolink.csudh.edu.  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/.

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

CSUDH is committed to ensuring that all qualified veterans, service members 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 Veterans Resource Center (VRC).

The VRC 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 advisors 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 the VRC and the services available to veterans and active duty service members on campus, please call (310) 243-2829. Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit us online at www.csudh.edu/vrc.