Student Resources

The Golden Eagle Handbook

The Golden Eagle Handbook provides university policies and resources such as the preferred name policy, the student grievance procedures, and title ix.

Golden Eagle Handbook

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS is located at the Student Health Center which specializes in mental health services and provides confidential and non-judgemental help.

CAPS

Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students have the ability to express their rights and responsibilities.

Statement of Student Rights & Responsibilities

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry Provides currently enrolled students with free food without any verification of need to support their well-being.

Food Pantry

CalFresh

CalFresh is a program that provides nutritional assistance to low-income individuals and families to buy the food they need.

CalFresh

Emergency Financial and Housing Assistance

Cal State LA provides students who are facing an emergency crisis or situation three different type of assistance.

Emergency Finanical & Hosuing Assistance

Erika J. Glazer Family Dreamers Resource Center

The Dreamers Resource Center fosters undocumented students to be successful through a diverse amount of resources, services, and community enagagement oppportunites.

Dreamers Resource Center

Veterans Resource Center

Serve military-connected students by providing resources to advance their development and success.

Veterans Resources Center

University Writing Center

Free one-on-one tutoring.

University Writing Center

University Tutorial Center

Offers services such as subject-are appointment, math walk-in appointments, online tutoring, and more.

University Tutorial Center

Cal State LA's Resources

Anna Bing Arnold Child Care Center

Anna Bing Arnold Child Care Center

Address: 2301 Levanda Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90032
Telephone: (323) 343-2470
Fax: (323) 225-8704

At the Anna Bing Arnold Children's Center we strive to create a shared community where parents, teachers and the campus join together to provide children with the very best care. For over 45 years the Center has provided child care and development services for student-parents, faculty, staff and the local community.

The Anna Bing Arnold Children's Center is a nonprofit organization licensed by the State of California's Department of Health and Social Services to provide an enriched developmental program for infant, toddler and preschool children. The Center is equipped and staffed appropriately for these ages and meets or exceeds all State, County, and City regulations for health, sanitation, safety, and teacher/child ratios. The Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Center is owned and operated by Cal State L.A. for use by students, faculty, and staff of the University. Funding for the program is provided by the Associated Students, parent fees, and the State of California Department of Education.

The Children's Center is open to children between the ages of six months to five years who are ready for a group experience and who can benefit from the program.

W.M. Keck Infant and Toddler Center

The Center provides infant and toddler classrooms for children 6 months to 36 months of age. This program serves 40 children in 3 different classrooms designed for the specific needs of young children. The infant room offers a 1:3 teacher-child ratio and the toddler rooms have a 1:4 ratio. We offer continuity of care for infants and toddlers and keep primary care groups together until they reach preschool.

Our program draws on the infant and toddler's natural interest of discovery, urge to learn, and the need for close, responsive relationships with caregivers. Infants and toddlers have their own curriculum. Teachers plan the environment carefully so that lessons may be learned through exploration and discovery. Sensitive observation of the children's needs and interests lead teachers to the appropriate next steps to take in planning. Planning for each day is based on these observations and emphasizes child-directed learning over adult-directed learning.

Young infants need closeness, reassurance and comfort to strengthen their sense of security. Our infant program provides opportunities for close contact and security by assigning a primary caregiver for each child. Teachers help infants by being available and responding promptly, bringing things of interest to the infant, and taking the infant to interesting things. A calm and soothing environment is provided to avoid over stimulation.

Older infants and toddlers are captivated by their growing ability to move. Caregivers provide a secure base of support from which children can venture out and explore. Exploration is encouraged by providing a safe and interesting environment, while at the same time providing challenging opportunities for movement.

 

Preschool

ABACC Pre-Kindergarten vs. School District Transitional Kindergarten

The Center offers a preschool program for children 36 months to 5 years of age. This program serves 60 children in three classrooms, and offers appropriate challenge and interest for active preschool children. The teacher child ratio for preschool is 1:7.

The preschool is designed to provide an enriched developmental curriculum that will foster children's dispositions to be curious and involved learners who are active participants in constructing their knowledge of the world. To support the child's construction of knowledge:

  • Teachers support child-initiated engagement and experimentation with a variety of materials based on the child's interest level and ability.
  • Children are encouraged to develop ideas over time, to deepen their understanding of the natural and social world by questioning, exploring and representing ideas through various creative mediums.
  • Indoor and outdoor activities expose the children to art, science, music, dramatic play, and language development on a daily basis.
  • Being part of a shared community is actively encouraged. Center teachers emphasize cooperation and create classroom groups that develop concern for each other as they problem solve and work together.
  • Curriculum is carried out with the belief that children are learning at all times and that the teacher's role is to facilitate and enrich the learning process.

Admission Information

Application Form

If you choose to email your completed application, please be sure your application is signed and send form to: icornej2@calstatela.edu
If you are applying for the CDE grant funding, you must also attach the required income information listed on the application.

The Center is open to children between the ages of six months and five years who are ready for the type of group experience offered and who can benefit from the program. Children who have physical or developmental disabilities are welcome in the program once parents and teachers determine that the Center can meet the individual needs of the child. The Center is operated on a nondiscriminatory basis, according equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, metal disability or physical disability. The program does not include religious instruction or worship.

Additional information such as application process and fee is accessible through the Admission Information link.

CSULA Student Opportunities

Fieldwork/Academic Opportunities

The Children's Center is an excellent training facility for future teachers. Approximately 115 students annually complete their training as practicum and teacher interns at the Children's Center. The Center also serves as an observation and research site for up to 150 additional students from a variety of departments and hosts many additional visitors from the campus and community.

Courses offered at the Center include:

  • CHDV 4950 Directed Field Experience - Two and Four unit teaching internships focusing on classroom practices and program administration.
  • CHDV 2200 Child Development Practicum - Supervised Field Experience.
  • CHDV 2000 and 2100 Classroom Observation - Observation opportunities are available for Cal State L.A. students from all disciplines. A letter of request from the course instructor is required. Observation students do not have direct contact with children or teachers and must observe from a booth or designated area.
  • Research opportunities are available for faculty and students. Research projects must be approved by the center director and all clearances acquired before the start of project.

Requirements for courses and fieldwork and downloadable content such as livescan link and medical authorization forms available at the CSULA Student Opportunities link.

Employment Opportunities

The Children's Center program provides many employment opportunities for Cal State L.A. students. The Center employs an average of 40 students each quarter as classroom teacher assistants and kitchen assistants. Many students work at the Center throughout their college years and describe their work as an important addition to their education and campus life. The professional staff takes great pride in working with college students and mentoring their growth as early childhood educators. In addition to direct supervision, lead teachers offer on-going staff development through individual and group meetings, and provide opportunities for students to grow as teachers through self-study and assessment.

Requirements for employment:

  • Teaching Assistants: This position is responsible for assisting the teacher in supervising the children and developing and planning curriculum. A Child Development or related major is preferred; Students must demonstrate a desire to work with young children and an understanding of early childhood principles.
  • Kitchen Assistants: This position is responsible for assisting the cook in preparing breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for the Children's Center. Nutrition or a related major preferred
  • Students are employed a maximum of 20 hours per week
  • Applications may be filled out at the Career Center or found through this link: Student Job Application

Downloadable links to manuals, handbooks, and more content available through the CSULA Student Opportunities link.

Professional Development Trainings & Classroom Competencies

Training course, Child Development Teaching Permit links, grants and more information available at the bottom of the CSULA Student Opportunities page.

Cal State LA Alumni Association

Cal State LA Alumni Association

Location: U-SU 102

alum@cslanet.calstatela.edu

(323) 343-ALUM (2586)

The Alumni Association's mission statement is to foster relationships among alumni, students and community by providing services and activities that build loyalty, support, and a lifelong connection to the University. The Alumni's website shows all the vents and volunteer programs that we offer to preserve our alumni's relationships. Lastly, to honor and recognize our alumni's attained prominence to the university, in 1973 the alumni award gala was founded.

Volunteer Programs

  • Alumni Affinity Networks
    Connect with other alumni in your academic or professional field. The Alumni Association's five active alumni affinity networks host events throughout the year that are focused on common interests.
  • Career Mentoring Program
    The Career Mentoring Program provides seasoned alumni the opportunity to coach younger alumni and current students on professional development, career options, goal setting and more.
  • Alumni Committees
    Standing committees meet regularly (usually four to six times a year) to discuss policies and procedures surrounding Alumni Association programming and business.Current standing committees include:
    1. Alumni Scholarship Committee
    The Alumni Scholarship Program provides students with financial assistance in recognition of their participation in student activities, and academic excellence.
    2. Finance Review Committee
    The Committee is responsible for general oversight and review of Alumni Association finances, funds, expenditures, revenue, taxes, and investments.
    3. Board of Directors
    Consists of 23 volunteers who develop central policy and procedure for the Cal State LA Alumni Association.

Events

  • All Alumni Reunion
    The alumni reunions tend to be once every year. We hold different activates, award-winnings, and dinning services during the event.

CareerExpress

www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerexpress

Whether you're unsure of your life direction; questioning your choice of major; wondering what jobs you can get with your major; looking for help getting ready for the job search; or ready to look for a job, the CareerExpress has something for you. These online tools are available anytime, anywhere by courtesy of the Career Center.

Golden Eagle CareerLink

www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerlink

The Golden Eagle CareerLink is your online central for building a professional network and connecting with careers. Create your account to view internships and jobs (on and off campus), the calendar of career events (employer information sessions and career development workshops), and a network of career mentors provided by the Career Center. See what's happening!

Employer Information Sessions

www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerlink

Every month employers come to Cal State LA to talk about how to apply for internships and launch your career at their company. Learn about the latest industry trends, what it's like to work at the company, and what they look for in the résumé and interview. Calendar on Golden Eagle CareerLink, an online career central provided by the Career Center.

 

Career Development Workshops

www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerlink

Each semester career counselors and special guests teach skills for effectively planning a career and navigating the job search. Topics include choosing a major and career, internships, assessing the benefits of graduate school, job search strategies, LinkedIn, professional résumés and cover letters, and interviewing. Calendar on Golden Eagle CareerLink, an online career central provided by the Career Center.

 

Career Counseling

Career counselors are available to meet individually with you to discuss anything related to your career planning, such as investigating career options, dealing with family and career issues, support in decision making, choosing an academic major or exploring further education, and job search skills including résumé review and practicing interviews. You can make an appointment for counseling with the Career Center, or for quick questions without an appointment stop by for walk-in counseling, Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

On-Campus Interview Program

www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerlink

Through the On-Campus Interview (OCI) program, employers from a variety of industries come to campus to conduct interviews for internship and full-time positions. Sign up for interviews you qualify for via the Golden Eagle CareerLink, an online career central provided by the Career Center.

 

Leadership Speaker Broadcasts

www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerlink

These live streamed events with leaders, celebrities and best-selling authors are available throughout the semester by courtesy of the National Society of Leadership and Success at Cal State LA and the Career Center. Topics include leadership, identifying goals, facing challenges, personal growth, and successfully transitioning from college to career. Calendar on Golden Eagle CareerLink, an online career central provided by the Career Center.

 

Focus 2

www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerexpress#1

Your future career is likely to be one of the most significant parts of your life, so it is crucial to find a path that reflects and harmonizes with who you are. Focus 2 provides a variety of assessments, such as personality, interests, and values, and then lists careers and majors that match your results. Create your account via the CareerExpress, an online suite of tools provided by the Career Center.

 

Candid Career

www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerexpress#2

Get inside the office with straight talk from real people in real jobs. Candid Career features unscripted interviews with working professionals about their work. Learn about specific jobs in industries you are interested in, or discover and explore other options. Searchable by industry, career title, college major or keywords. Available on the CareerExpress, an online suite of tools provided by the Career Center. No login required.

 

Career Spots

www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerexpress#3

Career Spots provides straightforward videos that illustrate what you need to know BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the job interview. Topics include internships, the job search, professional networking, résumés and cover letters, interviewing, salary and negotiation. Available on the CareerExpress, an online suite of tools provided by the Career Center. No login required.

 

Interview Stream

www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerexpress#3

Practice interviewing in real time with video of yourself, custom questions, special tools to evaluate yourself, and the ability to share your video with others. Custom questions include those specific to various industries and advanced degree programs. Create your account via the CareerExpress, an online suite of tools provided by the Career Center.

 

Vault Career Insider

www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerexpress#4

Vault Career Insider provides information and resources to find top-ranked employers, as well as comprehensive guides about a variety of industries. You can also create a profile to be seen by top recruiters and sign-up for job alerts and a career advice newsletter. Available on the CareerExpress, an online suite of tools provided by the Career Center.

 

Passport Career

www.calstatela.edu/careercenter/careerexpress#4

Passport Career is an international job search tool, providing detailed, country-specific resources on all aspects of the job search. International students can find info on H-1B employers in the U.S. Online global career training sessions are provided each month - topics include finding jobs and internships with UN and intergovernmental organizations, taking your MBA/Business career abroad, and career strategies for international students. Create your account via the CareerExpress, an online suite of tools provided by the Career Center.

Cross Cultural Centers

Cross Cultural Centers · established 1997 - umbrella office for the following Student Resource Centers:

1. Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center · established 1993
2. Chicanx Latinx Student Resource Center · established 1993
3. Pan African Student Resource Center · established 1990
4. Gender & Sexuality Resource Center · established 1976 (as Women's Resource Center)

We feature or provide at the Cross Cultural Centers:

  • 100+ events, programs, and workshops each academic year
  • Study & meeting space
  • Computers, microwaves, and refrigerators
  • Culturally-relevant video, audio, magazine, and book collections
  • Support groups and workshops
  • Discussions on identity, social justice, and equity
  • Cultural Graduation Celebrations
  • Student Program Coordinators and full time professional staff dedicated to each center and the CCC
  • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: Cross Cultural Centers at Cal State LA or #TheCCC

Center for Student Involvement

Center for Student Involvement

5154 State University Drive, Room 204 U-SU, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Phone: 323-343-5110
Fax: 323-343-5101

The Center for Student Involvement serves as a hub for involvement, recreation and leadership, adding to the value of campus life at Cal State LA.

  • Meet new people! Connect with over 150 student organizations including fraternities & sororities.
  • Adventurous? Go on the snowboarding and whitewater rafting trips!
  • Love music? Check out the best new bands right here on campus.
  • Build your resume! Develop leadership skills at our interactive programs.
  • Give back! Participate in a community service experience.
  • Eager to help out at campus events? Join GEEK!
  • Take charge! Start your own student organization or suggest a new event idea!

Awards, Scholarships, and Recognition

Cal State LA students are making a difference every day on campus and in their communities and they deserve to be recognized! Scholars, athletes, student organization members, community activists, volunteers, and all Golden Eagles who have impacted their community in a positive manner are encouraged to apply for this award which recognizes outstanding student achievement. The Golden Eagle Awards of Excellence recipients will be honored at a reception with family, friends and campus dignitaries during the winter quarter. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for consideration.

Golden Eagle Award of Excellence Application Download Link

Campus Activities, Programs, and Trips

There is always something to do at Cal State LA! Hundreds of programs are offered every year to challenge your mind, provide important information, introduce you to new people, or just to add some fun to your day. Get involved and take advantage of what Cal State LA has to offer! New programs offered added every quarter. For more information, click the Campus Activities, Programs, and Trips link above.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternities and sororities have been a part of the Cal State LA experience since 1948! We have over 25 fraternities and sororities on campus from which students experience relationships, community service, leadership development, networking, and personal growth. Our community includes organizations that are community service based, culturally focused, social, and everything between so there's a place for everyone in our growing community! See the Fraternity and Sorority Life link above to learn more about our community, its members, opportunities, and events.

Golden Eagle Handbook: Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Important information about your rights and responsibilities as a student at Cal State LA.

Leadership Academy

Were you a leader in high school or your community college? Are you interested in developing the skills you need to be a stand-out in a tough job market? Explore the opportunities we have for all students regardless of the level of leadership experience they have.

The Center for Student Involvement Leadership Academy is a comprehensive program open to all Cal State LA students and is designed to develop students into transformative leaders, empower individuals, and inspire students involved with University clubs and organizations to further and strengthen their communities. Through the following CSI programs offered during the course of the academic year, students can tailor their Leadership Academy involvement based on their availability. Visit the Leadership Academy link above for more information.

Leadership Library

The Center for Student Involvement maintains a Leadership Library with information on retreat planning, team builders, enhancing communication skills, officer transitions, and tips for running a successful meeting. All recognized student organization members can access the information either within the Center or at their leisure through the book/video loan program. The Center staff will frequently add more books and videos to the library to address additional organization topics and interests.

Golden Eagle Event Krew (GEEK)

The Center for Student Involvement invites you to join our GEEK program (Golden Eagle Event Krew), who will get involved in all of our amazing events throughout the Fall Semester. Get free gear and learn skills on social media, visual promotion, and audience engagement. To build community amongst members, CSI provides training, GEEK swag, and a play day each semester.

The GEEK program strives to grow students in the following areas:

  • Confident communication skills
  • Building relationships
  • Navigating large social settings
  • Sense of belonging to the Cal State LA community

For more information, such as applying to GEEK, please visit the CSI office's front desk.

Student Organizations

Cal State LA is home to over 150 student organizations that represents a variety of student interests and plan hundreds of events each year. The student organizations represents the following themes: academic, cultural, political, professional, religious, spiritual, service, social, and recreational. These groups provide limitless opportunities to achieve an active role on campus and to pursue individual interests. The drop down menus below includes a list of recognized organizations and their mission statements to help you find out more about what these groups have to offer. Finding a student organization that is right for you involves taking risks and trying new things!

  • Come to City of Orgs, the student organization fair takes place every first Wednesday of each semester. City of Orgs is an event that introduces new and continuing students to Cal State LA's student life while assisting student organizations with recruitment and promotion.
  • Be on the lookout for fliers or postcards that advertise student group meetings and events. Attending these activities is a great and easy way to start your on-campus involvement.
  • Visit the Center for Student Involvement where you can find contact and program information for recognized student organizations.
  • Fill out the Interest Form. Want to learn more about specific clubs or groups? Complete and send the Center for Student Involvement the Interest Form attached and we will forward your questions and information to groups you specify.

Visit the Student Organizations link above to browse the complete list of student organizations on campus by category or find more information on starting your own organization.

Student Organization Handbook, Forms, and Policies

Through the link above, student organization members will find the documents they need to guide their groups to success.

Glazer Family Dreamers Resource Center

Glazer Family Dreamers Resource Center

Phone: (323) 343-4367

Location: Student Affairs Building, Room 214

http://www.calstatela.edu/ab540

Vision

Our vision is to create partnerships, alliances, and relationships will students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members. We recognize and honor the hard work of undocumented students and their allies in advocating for equity in higher education.

Mission

Our mission is to serve all undocumented students at Cal State L.A. and the community with information and resources to promote college admissions, persistence, graduation, graduate school, and professional careers. We provide student support services that create a welcoming and supportive environment, enhance the university experience, build leadership skills, and promote civic and community engagement.

Services

  • California Dream Act Information and Assistance
  • Scholarship Resources for Dreamers
  • Deferred Action (DACA) Information and Referrals
  • Workshops, Programs, and Student Support Group
  • Academic and Career Advising
  • Peer Mentor Advisors
  • Math Tutoring
  • Student Organization Support (Students United to Reach Goals in Education- SURGE, and Pre-Health Dreamers PHD)
  • Campus and Community Partnerships and Advocacy
  • Staff and Faculty Allies Training
  • Study Lounge and Computer Access
  • Safe and Supportive Environment

What is AB540?

On October 12, 2001, Governor Gray Davis signed into law Assembly Bill 540 authored by the late Assemblyman Marco Antonio Firebaugh. The law added a new section to the California Education Code that created a new exemption from the payment of nonresident tuition for certain nonresident students who have attended high school in California and received a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Who Qualifies?

  • Attended a California high school for at least three years;
  • Graduated from a California high school, got a GED or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam;
  • Are registered or enrolled at a California community college; AND
  • If required, complete an affidavit saying you have filed (or will file when you are eligible to do so) for legal immigration status.

AB 540 Students May be:

Students who are U.S. citizens, but who are not CA residents
Students who are undocumented

California Dream Act

What is the California Dream Act?

The California Dream Act allows eligible undocumented student to receive California State sponsored financial aid. Authored by Assembly Member Gil Cedillo (Los Angeles), it became law in 2011 through the passage of two Assembly Bills, AB 130 and AB 131.

More info at https://dream.csac.ca.gov/

Student Support Groups

CSULA S.U.R.G.E

Students United to Reach Goals in Education is a student organization founded at California State University, Los Angeles on the principle of promoting higher education among both high school and college students regardless of legal status. Its mission is to encourage and increase the number of students attending and graduating from institutions of higher education through community involvement, scholarships and political activism and advocacy.

https://www.facebook.com/SURGE.CSULA

Pre Health Dreamers (PHD)

Pre-Health Dreamers was started in 2012 by three undocumented college students who were actively pursuing careers in health and science. In 2013, PHD became a project of E4FC. In 2015 a group of dedicated Cal State L.A. students became the first university students to start a chapter of PHD.

PHD supports undocumented young people by serving as: 1) a trusted community of undocumented students, 2) a resource of unprecedented knowledge on related career pathways, and 3) an advocate for increased access to health careers and health care for the undocumented community. In just three years, PHD has made considerable progress in making health professions programs more accessible to undocumented young people.

https://www.facebook.com/PHDCSULA/

Educational Participation in the Communities (EPIC)

Educational Participation in the Communities (EPIC)

Location: Career Center Lower Level
Phone: (323) 343-3380
Fax: (323) 343-6428
E-mail: ">

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote community service learning by creating opportunities for university students to implement classroom theory in real life situations. Through community service, EPIC inspires and enables university students to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by volunteering in a wide range of agencies serving a broad spectrum of communities throughout the Los Angeles area. With the support of the administration, staff, and community partners, students are the keystone of the program and the basis for its continued success in serving the community.

EPIC Programs

Community Service Learning

Service learning provides students with meaningful experiences outside the classroom and in the community that are designed to enhance their understanding of knowledge and theories shared in the classroom. The EPIC program collaborates with the Office of Service Learning to support students, faculty, and community partners with the implementation of service learning by providing support in the following ways:

  • Connecting faculty with community organizations whose missions align with service learning course outcomes
  • Working with community partners to plan for the service commitment carried out by the students
  • Conducting classroom presentations to provide students with service learning guidelines and agency information
  • Assisting students with the placement process and monitoring their service progress
  • Collecting data on student service and its effect on the community

Toy and Food Drive

The annual Toy and Food Drive has been coordinated by the EPIC program for 38 years. Students, staff, and faculty collect toys and food for more than 120 low-income families who are being served by 25 community partners in the Asian, African-American, Latino, and Native-American communities. With the exceptional support of student clubs and organizations, EPIC donated 1,814 toys and 2,656 nonperishable food items during the 2013 drive.

America Reads and America Counts

The America Reads and America Counts program at Cal State Los Angeles is part of a national campaign that aims to develop children's reading and math skills through tutoring. Since 1999, full-time Cal State L.A. students provide a weekly average of 10 hours of one-on-one support to inner-city elementary schools in Los Angeles. The program has sustained partnerships with Ann Street Elementary, Anton Elementary, Huntington Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, and will expand to serve Humphreys Elementary this year.

Read Across America

​Read Across America is an annual event that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Volunteers from Cal State Los Angeles team up to coordinate Seuss-themed presentations at Los Angeles Unified School District elementary sites to connect literacy with student success and higher education.

Cal State L.A., Here We Come!

Every spring, an estimated 450 LAUSD elementary school children visit campus as part of "Cal State L.A., Here We Come!" The program introduces children to the possibilities of higher education and helps them understand the role higher education can play in achieving their dreams. The children interact with college role models while engaging in hands-on science, engineering, physics, athletic, social science, and art presentations that are planned by faculty, upperclassmen, student clubs and organizations, and service learning students.

Summer Youth Employment Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program at Cal State L.A. currently partners with Para Los Niños to provide meaningful, paid job experience for low-income youths while also exposing them to the possibilities and benefits of a university education.

Funded by the City of Los Angeles, the 38-year-old program places 90-100 youths in University departments and offices to work alongside professional full-time staff supervisors for four weeks. These young people receive on-the-job training to develop specific skills in their interests, as well as weekly sessions on topics such as college admissions, financial aid, and student support programs like the Equal Opportunity Program (EOP) and the First Year Experience.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

The purpose of EHS is to provide the guidance, programs, training, and direction to campus shareholders (students, faculty & staff) to ensure that Cal State L.A. exhibits the highest level of environmental stewardship, and the highest degree of shareholder health & safety protection possible.

Our vision is to conduct campus activities in a manner which meets or exceeds all applicable safety, health and environmental standards. This in turn shall serve to promote the protection and preservation of human health and the environment. As a center of higher education, our mission is not only to address the immediate needs of the institution, but to provide the foundation for students in varying academic arenas to be sensitive to the EHS issues associated with their chosen professions and careers.

Emergencies during working hours (7:30 AM to 4:30 PM) should be directed to extensions: 3-3527; or 3-3531. All emergencies after hours should be directed to the Public Safety Dispatcher at 3-3700. The EHS office is located in Corporate Yard 244. We here at EHS look forward in serving you, the campus and our local community.

Online Training

Golden Eagle Ergonomics (GEE)

GEE is a workstation assessment program. You are able to tap into a large knowledge database that can assess your specific workstation setup. It will track your preferences, problems and symptoms you may have experienced in order to work toward resolving these issues. It can periodically track progress on your issues. But, you need not have issues to use this program. GEE teaches proper posture, helpful ways to adjust your furniture and ways to organize your workstation to prevent injury.

Risk Management

Risk Management's primary responsibilities include protecting the assets of the University through a number of varied loss control activities. The department develops, implements and maintains comprehensive loss control policies and procedures to help reduce or eliminate primary exposure to liability losses. Learn more about Risk Management's resources by clicking the link above.

Major areas of service include:

  • Management of all Campus Insurance Programs
  • Liability Claims Administration
  • Coordination of the State Vehicle Driver Program

Forms

View all online forms provided by visiting Risk Management's page using the link above.

Chemwatch

Program for people working in chemistry professions, whether in chemistry classes or research laboratories, can use this program to identify the properties of chemicals they use (if the chemicals are dangerous, flammable, etc.)

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Phone: 323-343-6170

Location: Library Palmer Wing

Vision

Information Technology Services strives to provide all students, faculty, and staff with anywhere, anytime electronic access to information resources in support of the teaching/learning mission of the University.

Mission

It is Information Technology Services' mission to provide the technology infrastructure, support services and resources that support the University's Strategic Directions and Goals and to ensure that information security assurance remains an institutional priority.

Services:

24/7 Computer Lab - The Annex Link, located in Simpson Tower E191, is the campus 24/7 Open Access Lab. Students can meet-up with their study groups to work on projects in the smart room or group study room, use computers, and access printing and copier services at any time.

2-Step Verification -Passwords are increasingly less secure. They can often be stolen, guessed or hacked, and you might not even know someone is accessing your account. Click the link for more info.

Antivirus - The division of Information Technology Services (ITS) has implemented several virus prevention measures to protect our University against costly network downtime, reduced productivity, and compromised data.

Classroom Technology -Follow the link for more info.

Common Management System (CMS) - Follow the link for more info.

Computer Lab Group Study Rooms - The Open Access Lab (OAL) group study rooms are located in the Annex Link and King Hall Link OALs immediately adjacent to smart rooms

Computer Lab Lounge Areas - The Open Access Lab (OAL) lounge areas are located in the Annex Link, King Hall Link and Salazar Hall OALs.

Computer Lab Smart Rooms - The Open Access Lab (OAL) smart rooms are multi-purpose rooms designed for students to collectively work on class projects and presentations.

Computer Labs (OALs) - There are five Open Access Labs (OALs) located across the campus that serve as physical learning destinations for our students. These labs provide Cal State L.A. students with up-to-date computing resources and tools to accomplish their academic goal for instruction, research and presentation.

Data Sanitization Resources - Data sanitization is the process of deliberately, permanently, irreversibly removing or destroying the data stored on a memory device. Follow the link for more info.

Desktop and Baseline Services - Baseline Services provides new desktop hardware and systems in a cycle called Baseline Refresh. Most University desktops and some notebooks fall into this category.

Directory, Campus - Follow link for more info

E&IT Procurement - California Government Code 11135 requires the CSU to comply with Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998, and to apply the accessibility standards published by the U.S. Access Board for electronic and information technology (E&IT) products and services that it buys, creates, uses and maintains.

Email (Office 365 Email) (Login Required) - Email Login

Email Spam and Phishing Alerts - Follow link for more info.

Encryption Tools - Data Encryption is the translation of data into a secret code. Encryption is the most effective way to achieve data security.

FERPA Tutorial - Follow link for more info.

GET - GET (Golden Eagle Territory) is here to help prospective and current students quickly find important information at Cal State L.A.

GETmobile App - Download the Cal State LA GETmobile app from the App Store (Apple iOS devices) or Google Play (Android devices). Students must use their MyCalStateLA ID account for authentication to access GET functions.

Guidelines, Standards, and Laws - Confidential information, educational records and user accounts are governed by federal and state laws and regulations, the CSU Information Security Policy and Chancellor's executive orders, and University guidelines, standards and Administrative Policies and Procedures.

Handouts - The ITS Training Program provides step-by-step handouts on the use of computing systems, software and services provided by Information Technology Services (ITS).

Hardware Purchases - Follow the link for more info.

Hardware Specifications - The primary goal of Baseline is to recommend the best possible systems that meet the end-user requirements for students, faculty, and staff and, at the same time, keep the total cost of ownership of these systems low.

Identity Finder - Identity Finder is the latest tool in the University's mission to reduce its risk from fraud and identity theft.

Information Technology Consultants (ITCs) - ITCs are essential members of the campus wide team of technical personnel supporting the overall mission and operations of the University.

IT Resources for Faculty and Staff - Follow link for more info.

IT Resources for Students - Follow link for more info.

IT Security Programs - Over the past two decades, several data security standards have emerged from new or modified federal and state regulations.

IT Security Resources - Follow link for more info.

IT Security Services - Follow the link for more info.

ITS Help Desk - he ITS Help Desk provides the campus community with friendly one-on-one technical assistance, supporting campus email; network, wireless and Internet access; telecommunications and more.

LanSchool - LanSchool is a commercially produced and easy-to-use software solution for teaching and training using networked PCs.

Lynda.com (Login Required) - Follow the link for more info

Moodle (Login Required) - Follow the link for more info

Moodle Support - Follow the link for more info

Multimedia Services - Follow the link for more info

MyCalStateLA ID (Login Required) - Follow the link for more info

MyCalStateLA Portal (Login Required) - Follow the link for more info

MyTools (Login Required) - Follow the link for more info

MyTools Support - MyTools delivers software as an on-demand service to Cal State LA students, faculty, and staff. MyTools provides secure access to virtual instances of commonly used software from anywhere, at any time, using a computer, laptop, tablet, or other mobile devices with an internet connection.

Network Services - Wireless access to the Cal State LA network is widely available across campus, including most academic and administrative buildings, campus housing, and many public areas.

Office 365 Email (Login Required) - Follow the link for more info

Office 365 Email Support - The Cal State LA email system is now in the cloud with Microsoft Office 365 Outlook

Office 365 ProPlus - Information Technology Services is pleased to announce an opportunity for active enrolled students, faculty and staff to obtain frequently used Microsoft software applications at no cost.

On-demand Learning - The ITS Training Program provides access to on-demand learning resources which deliver technology training to the Cal State LA community when and where they need it.

OneDrive for Business - OneDrive for Business is now available to Cal State LA students, faculty and staff. OneDrive for Business allows you to store documents online, share them with other people, and synchronize them with copies of the same files on your desktop, laptop, tablet, and some smartphones.

Open Access Labs (OALs) - There are five Open Access Labs (OALs) located across the campus that serve as physical learning destinations for our students.

Phone and Voicemail User Guides - Follow the link for more info

Phone Call Restrictions -Follow the link for more info

Phone Features -Follow the link for more info

Phone Services- Follow the link for more info

Phone Sets and Pricing - Follow the link for more info

Printing, Mobile - Follow the link for more info

Remote Access (VPN) - Information Technology Services (ITS) provides anytime, anywhere access to the Cal State LA network through a secure virtual private network.

ServiceNow (Login Required) - Follow the link for more info

ServiceNow Support - ServiceNow is an online ticketing system used by ITS to provide customer support.

SharePoint - Looking for a collaboration work environment where you and your team can share information, and manage documents and files? SharePoint may be the tool for you!

Software for Computer Labs and Classrooms - Follow the link for more info

Software for Faculty and Staff Campus Computers - Follow the link for more info

Software for Personal Computers - Follow the link for more info

Software Specifications - Follow the link for more info

Training Services - Follow the link for more info

Training Videos - Follow the link for more info

Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Information Technology Services (ITS) provides anytime, anywhere access to the Cal State LA network through a secure virtual private network.

Web Accessibility - Cal State LA is committed to making our websites and web applications accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities

Web Services - ITS works in collaboration with Public Affairs to present a visual and service-oriented web experience for our students, employees and guests.

Web Support and Training - Cal State LA uses Drupal as the web platform for developing university websites. This web platform provides the campus community the tools they need to create and maintain web content without using any external applications or the need to know any programming languages.

Wireless Access - The Cal State LA wireless networks support all the latest devices and Wi-Fi protocols. Students, faculty and staff can access the CSULA-SECURE wireless network using their MyCalStateLA ID username and password.

Workshops - The ITS Training Program provides computer workshops that are offered by request. Cal State LA student clubs and organizations, faculty and staff can request to have these workshops conducted for their members, classes or departments.

Zoom (Login Required) - Follow the link for more info

Office of the Dean of Students

http://www.calstatela.edu/dean of students

http://www.calstatela.edu/deanofstudents/staff

The Office of the Dean of Students connects students to short-term and long-term resources available to support their academic success, co-curricular exploration, health and well-being. Specifically, the Office of the Dean of Students strives to foster a thriving, welcoming and engaging learning community for Cal State LA students. Additionally, we troubleshoot with students when they encounter challenges during their academic and/or co-curricular journeys to support their student success and academic excellence.

The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) includes the Office of Student Conduct, the CARE Team, Cal Fresh Outreach Center, Food Pantry, Civic Engagement and Internships, Office for Students with Disabilities, Student Health Center, Career Development Center, Center for Student Involvement, and support to Associate Students Inc.

Support Services and Programs

CARE Team

The CARE Team is a campus resource for students, faculty and staff who have concerns regarding alarming, problematic, and/or disruptive student behavior. The team responds to non-emergency concerns and uses a proactive approach to discuss potential problems, intervene early, and develop appropriate courses of action for referred students. The goal is to support students who may be in distress and/or whose behavior is of concern to others before they rise to crisis levels.

Civic Engagement and Internships

Provides opportunities for students to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities by engaging in the civic life of their communities through working, volunteering, co-curricular activities, and internships. Creates a network with faculty, campus and community partners, and students that will facilitate and promote both existing and new civic engagement and internship opportunities; to create a clearinghouse for civic engagement and internships with campus partners

Cal Fresh Outreach Center

The CalFresh Outreach Center assists students through the CalFresh/Los Angeles County DPSS application process. CalFresh, nationally known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, supports the nutritional needs of residents of California in low-income households.

An average of 100 CalFresh applications are processed each semester.

Students eligible to receive CalFresh benefits can purchase food through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

Emergency Grants

Cal State LA has launched an emergency grant program in spring 2018 and students are able to apply for funds one time per semester.

Emergency grant applications will be reviewed by the Office of the Dean of Students, Center for Student Financial Aid and Student Financial Services.

Emergency grants are applied to student financial aid accounts and subject to standard federal and state guidelines.

Emergency Housing

An on-campus, short-term emergency housing program began in spring 2018. Students are able to apply for emergency housing one time per semester. Students will meet with the Director of Student Support to review their application and existing financial resources, as well as to discuss additional resources. If on-campus emergency housing is the best option for the student, they will be permitted to live in emergency housing for up to 14 days. Alternatives include area shelters (there are low-cost hotel vouchers available).

Food Pantry

The Cal State LA Food Pantry is operated through the Division of Student Life. The pantry offers pre-selected and pre-filled bags of nonperishable food items for students to pick up every Wednesday. Students are able to swap one to two items as needed. Dietary restrictions are honored upon student request. Each bag is filled with items that follow the MyPlate dietary guidelines and include provisions for multiple meals.

Non-perishable food donations are accepted anytime during the week at the CalFresh Outreach Center, Dean of Students Office, and Center for Student Involvement.

The Food Pantry serves an average of 150 students per week; demand is expected to grow.

The Food Pantry is supervised by professional staff and maintained by student volunteers

Meal Share Program

A meal sharing pilot program has been launched through Housing and Residence Life in spring 2018. Residents will have the opportunity to donate one meal per semester to the Cal State LA Feed the Need program.

Opportunities to donate to the Feed the Need program will also be available to the campus community.

Student Conduct

Our goal in working with students is to encourage personal responsibility through the development of effective decision making and problem solving skills. We provide students with information regarding their rights and responsibilities and assist them in exploring and identifying resources and alternatives in resolving issues and managing conflict.

Specifically, the Student Conduct Office is responsible for investigating reports of violations to the Standards for Student Conduct, as well as administering the CSU Student Conduct Procedures and the University Student Grievance Procedures. We aim to strike a balance in addressing academic, and other misconduct, in a fair and educational manner while fostering an environment where all members of the campus community feel safe and valued.

Student Engagement and Leadership Opportunities

The Assistant Dean of Students: Wellness and Engagement as well as the Office of the Dean of Students provides leadership for campus-wide efforts to bolster student leadership and engagement opportunities.

Student Grievance Process

A student grievance is a formal complaint by a student arising out of an alleged action of the faculty, administrative units, or staff of Cal State LA. Such action is alleged by the student to be:

  • An unauthorized, unjustified, or unethical action(s), which adversely affects the status, rights, or privileges of the student
    And/or
  • In violation of official campus policies or procedures
    And/or
  • The arbitrary, capricious, or unequal application of official campus policies or procedures

Student Organization Support

The Assistant Dean of Students: Wellness and Engagement as well as the Office of the Dean of Students provides support and oversight to all student organizations on campus.

Office for Students with Disabilities

Office for Students with Disabilities

This website provides information about the services available to students with disabilities. Consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it is the policy of California State University, Los Angeles, that no otherwise qualified person with a disability shall be subjected to discrimination because of that disability under any program or activity conducted or sponsored by the University.

Support Services Programs

Alternative Testing

Schedule alternative times for your exams, late exams, and request additional information by completing the requirements and steps listed in this link.

Alternative Media Production Center (AMPC)

This center provides students with alternative media that allow student with disabilities to read their class curriculum in alternative ways. Formats include Braille, word, pdf, mp3 files, and Daisy files. The AMPC produces digital copies of books, journal articles and other handouts into the forms students need so they can keep up with their academic reading. Students use software programs such as Jaws, Wynn, Read and Write and Kurzweil to listen to their materials. Since the Summer Quarter of 2014, Kurzweil Firefly has provided online ebooks for most of the students needing etext. Student should inquire at the AMPC to establish their account.

Accessible Technology and Learning Center (ATLC)

The ATLC is a resource facility supporting the students who have disabilities at California State University, Los Angeles. Services include training, assessment, and technology assistance.

The tutorial, writing, academic advising and testing centers and the Information Technology Help Desk are in close proximity to the center. At the center, students will find sixteen (PC) workstations, one Macintosh, a computer for scanning and printing in color, one training workstation and the office for the ATLC Coordinator; plus students now have an additional three workstations located on the third floor of Library South that can be used on an appointment basis only.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

The OSD provides reasonable accommodations for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Accommodations may include' but are not necessarily limited to: note taking assistance; sign language, class transcription; notification of faculty regarding use of fm systems and in-class accommodations.

Note-Taking Services

Students who are eligible for note taking services can checkmark "Notetaking" when selecting accommodations for classes on OSD Online Services (AIM). Students who have trouble using OSD Online Services may contact the office for assistance by emailing or contacting the main office by phone

Pat Brown Institute

Pat Brown Institute

Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs

California State University, Los Angeles

5151 State University Drive, GE Rm-222

Los Angeles, CA 90032-8261

T (323) 343 - 3770

Governor Pat Brown brought the Institute to the campus of Cal State LA in 1987, he intended it to become a major public policy organization focused on local, regional, and statewide public affairs. The purpose: quest for social justice, equality of opportunity, enlightened civic engagement and the improvement of the quality of life for all Californians.

WHAT WE DO

Civic University

The Institute's Civic University gives people the tools they need to understand local government and become advocates for their neighborhoods and interests.

Civic University Programs

1. CIVIC UNIVERSITY - INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM

Participants will acquire a general understanding of a city's charter and the structure of elected offices, commissions, and management positions. (Certified program)

CIVIC UNIVERSITY IN THE COMMUNITY- PBI, has partnered with organizations to offer Civic University to a variety of communities and organizations.

  • CORO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  • HISPANAS ORGANIZED FOR POLITICAL EQAULITY
  • CAL STATE LA'S HONORS COLLEGE
  • GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OF THE UNITED STATES
  • EMPOWERMENT CONGRESS
  • STANLEY PREP

2. CIVIC UNIVERSITY - CAL STATE LA CERTIFICATED PROGRAM

Participants receive an advanced understanding of who governs municipal entities, their services and budgets, and how neighborhoods groups can influence the budget process.

3. CIVIC UNIVERSITY - YOUTH PROGRAM

Participants receive an education about their community's political geography, demographics, and voter turnout.

Debate Program

The program aims to provide a civic education to the general public about the candidates for elected office.

• CANDIDATE DEBATES

We have partnered with media organizations, schools, and non-profits to host debates for local, state, and national offices.The Institute also partners with the campus's Associated Students Inc., to host an on-campus watch party for students during the debates.

  • PBI SIGNATURE CANDIDATE DEBATES- Televised debates introduce the public to the candidates' policy priorities and preferred governing styles while familiarizing the candidates with the concerns of the community.
  • STUDENT CANDIDATE DEBATE TRAINING PROGRAM- Our program seeks to advance the all-important mission of engaging youth in politics and developing future leaders by supporting student-led debates with candidates running for office.

Public Policy

The purpose of the program is to create opportunities for balanced and meaningful dialogue about public policy matters and ensure that these conversations are thorough and accessible.

Public Policy Programs

  • CONFERENCES- They provide an opportune setting for experts and audience members alike to explore the relationship between Californians' quality of life and governance.
  • SUMMITS- Public Policy Summits are integral features of the Institute's effort to educate and spur dialogue amongst community, industry, and public officials on pressing issues.
  • FORUMS- Educate and spur dialogue between community, industry, and public officials on specific issues.
  • FILM SCREENINGS- The Institute hosts documentaries for our local community. Screenings are typically accompanied by discussions.

Publications

We have multiple policy reports and papers accessible for students.

Research and Polling

Assist community leaders in their efforts to advocate for public policy that improves their communities.

  • RESEARCH PROGRAM- The research process includes Cal State LA faculty members and students, and in some cases, the Institute's high school youth leaders.
  • CAL STATE LA-PAT BROWN INSTITUTE POLLING PROGRAM - Surveys civic participation and political preferences among racial/ethnic groups in LA County and other relevant topics.

Youth Leadership

PBI youth learn the critical importance of public policy by developing policy projects on a team basis, researching public policy issues and serving in internships in public and community-organizations, including the Institute.

Youth Leadership Programs

  • YOUTH ENRICHMENT POLICY PROJECT (YEPP) - YEPP is an innovative public policy education program for high school age students.
  • CIVIC UNIVERSITY AND CANDIDATE DEBATE TRAINING- High school and college students enrolled in the Institutes candidate debate training receive an integrated civic education, while acquiring candidate debate skills.
  • JAMES R. GALBRAITH FELLOWSHIP- Local public policy internship under the supervision of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs. For 10 weeks, students have the chance to witness the behind the scenes process of implementing public policy.
  • INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS-The Institute is currently partnered with Stanley Prep, a South Korean internship program that places high achieving South Korean undergraduates around the Los Angeles region in seven-week internships.

Student Health Center

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides high-quality, affordable health care and health education for the students of Cal State LA to preserve and enhance their potential for academic success and personal development. It also seeks to serve as the primary health resource for the University and health advocate for the campus community.

Services Include:

  • Chiropractic clinic
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • CPR training
  • Dental clinic
  • Family planning and emergency contraception
  • Health promotion and education
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory, pharmacy and x-ray
  • Massage therapy
  • Nutrition clinic
  • Optometry clinic
  • Psychiatric services
  • Tuberculosis screening and counseling
  • Victim assistance

Location
Main walkway between the Career Development Center and the Wallis Annenberg Integrated Sciences Complex.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Phone
Information: 323.343.3300

Appointments

  • Counseling and Psychological Services and Psychiatry: 323.343.3314
  • Dental and Optometry Clinics: 323.343.3314
  • All remaining services: 323.343.3302

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential and non-judgmental help with your personal growth and psychological wellness. CAPS specializes in mental health services which can help you express thoughts and feelings, gain perspective, alleviate emotional symptoms, improve coping skills, and make healthy changes in your life.

CAPS is located at Station #4 on the 2nd floor of the Student Health Center.

Please walk in or call 323.343.3314 to schedule an appointment.

Optometry Clinic

Information & Appointments: (323) 343 - 3314

  • Comprehensive Eye Examination
  • Evaluation of your Eye health
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Current outside prescriptions can be filled
  • Frames
  • Lenses

Dental Clinic

Information & Appointments: (323) 343 - 3314

  • Consultation
  • Bitewing x-rays
  • Oral examination by dentist
  • Teeth cleaning by dentist
  • Demonstration of proper techniques for brushing and flossing of the teeth
  • Written evaluation of the status of the teeth and recommendation for further treatment, if needed
  • Fillings

Massage Therapy

Information & Appointments: (323) 343 - 3302

  • Acupressure
  • Zen Shiatsu
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu

Chiropractic Clinic

Information & Appointments: (323) 343 - 3302

  • Chiropractic adjustments

University-Student Union

University-Student Union

Address: 5154 State University Drive, Room 306, U-SU, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Phone: 323-343-2450

The University-Student Union at California State University, Los Angeles was established in 1975. The mission of the University-Student Union at Cal State LA is to provide a unique setting for the encouragement of broad social, cultural, recreational, and educational programming for the university and its surroundings. Through its facilities and programs, the U-SU becomes the focal point of the campus where students, administrators, alumni, faculty, staff, and guests can meet to interact and explore vital issues concerning the greater community.

Departments

The University-Student Union mission is to provide a unique and friendly environment for the campus community to interact informally. Our services and facilities departments provide convenience and easy availability for on-the-go students.

Center for Student Involvement (CSI)

The Center for Student Involvement serves as a hub for involvement, recreation, and leadership, adding to the excitement of campus life at Cal State LA Visit CSI to connect with student organizations, join one of our leadership development opportunities including the Leader Project, or participate in a thrilling campus activity! Getting involved on campus is the best decision you can make to set yourself up for success at Cal State LA & into your future! We look forward to meeting you soon!

Cross Cultural Centers (CCC)

The Cross Cultural Centers provide an inclusive and friendly space that allows students to be themselves. The Centers are open to individuals from all ethnic and gender backgrounds. Please stop by to find out more information or to relax and meet with friends.

Graffix

The U-SU Graphics Department is responsible for promoting events and programs coordinated by the U-SU Programming Units through print materials and the U-SU website. We establish and maintain an identity for the U-SU through consistent publicity campaigns and promotions.

Operations

The Operations Team consists of five departments: building maintenance, building services, custodial services, media services, and Information & Event Services.

The Pit

Located in the Basement Floor of U-SU, the Xtreme Fitness Center invites you to participate in fitness and wellness activities in its facilities. The Center is furnished with a wide array of fitness equipment. Our Center is designed to give you all you need to achieve your personal fitness goals. We offer cutting-edge health and fitness programs and group exercise classes. The Center is free of charge to currently enrolled Cal State LA students who have paid the University-Student Union fee. The faculty, staff, and administrators pay a nominal fee to use the facility.

Xtreme Fitness

Our 10,000 square feet fitness center is where you will find our cardio equipment, resistance training machines, free weights, stretching mats, abdominal rollers, and more. A wide variety of fitness classes are also offered free of charge to our members. Currently enrolled Cal State LA students are eligible to use the Xtreme Fitness Center free of charge. Campus communities can join at affordable rates.

Tenants

The University-Student Union mission is to provide a unique and friendly environment for the campus community to interact informally. Our services and facilities departments provide convenience and easy availability for on-the-go students.

Cal State LA Alumni Association

Cal State LA Alumni Association is dedicated to past and present students desiring to stay involved in the CSLA community. Visit the Alumni Association page with the link above for more information.

ASI (Associated Students, Incorporated)

Associated Students, Inc. (A.S.I.) is governed by a student Board of Directors. The A.S.I. Board of Directors and professional staff manage the day-to-day operations of the corporation providing Cal State LA students, faculty, and staff dynamic programs and services.

The purpose of Associated Students, Inc. is to:

  • provide and promote opportunities for student participation in campus governance.
  • provide an official voice through which student opinion may be expressed.
  • provide an opportunity for students to gain experience and training in responsible civic participation and community leadership.
  • advocate for the rights and interests of students.
  • support the educational, social, physical and cultural well-being of the university community.

A.S.I. also provides essential services to students, such as locker rentals, funding for clubs and organizations, movie tickets, health care plans, scholarship opportunities, book vouchers and more.

For more information on ASI's various programs and services, visit the web page via the link above.

College of Professional and Global Education

The College of Professional and Global Education delivers innovative classes, certificates and degree programs to meet the educational needs of the citizens of Los Angeles and beyond. The college also provides services for international students and scholars and serves as the lead campus entity on all matters pertaining to global education.

Union Link

The Union Link is one of five Open Access Labs (OALs) spread out on campus. These labs are made available to assist Cal State LA students to accomplish their academic goal for instruction and research, students must have a current student ID and a Network Information Services (NIS) account. Though all of the OALs provides identical services to the campus community, they offer slightly different equipment, hardware, and software depending on various needs in each geographical area on campus

Wells Fargo

You can open a Wells Fargo College Checking account at any Wells Fargo Banking location or visit the Wells Fargo Banking Branch on Campus! Located in the new University Student Union Building Room 103.

University Auxiliary Services

University Auxiliary Services

Phone: 323-343-2531
Location: Golden Eagle Building, Room 314

Cal State L.A. University Auxiliary Services, Inc. (UAS) is a recognized organization of the California State University system and is a nonprofit, self-sustaining corporation, dedicated to benefiting the welfare of students, faculty, and staff. The primary purpose of UAS is to help develop and administer contracts and grants, commercial enterprises, externally funded projects including research, workshops, and conferences, and to provide contributions that aid and supplement the University's educational mission. Working together, the University community and UAS endeavor to ensure Cal State L.A.'s continued success.

The main operations of UAS include the following services to the University community: financial support services, human resource management, contracts and grants administration, bookstore operation, campus food services and child care services.

UAS also manages the 103,000 square-foot Golden Eagle that opened in 2003. The building - two adjoining structures separated by a promenade - houses food services, including a food court with seating for approximately 750, kitchen and catering operations, a 600-seat banquet and conference center, the University Club restaurant, a 25,000 square-foot two-story University Bookstore (operated by Barnes and Noble), as well as UAS administrative offices, the University's Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP), the Golden Eagle Service Center, classrooms and meeting spaces for the Cal State L.A. Extended Education Division and the Pat Brown Institute.

The policy-making responsibility for the UAS is vested in its board of directors, whose members represent a cross-section of the campus community and local service area. For more information, visit the UAS office in G.E. 314, call (323) 343-2531.

Accomplishments and Statistics

  • Submitted more than $220 million on externally sponsored program proposals for that period of time on behalf of Cal State L.A. during fiscal years 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • Managed awarded proposals of more than$35 million on externally sponsored programs, and generated revenues of more than $55 million for the period of 2010-12.
  • Provided research/training related stipends for Cal State L.A. students for more than $4 million. In addition, UAS provides employment for a great number of undergraduate and graduate students through the various training and research programs managed by UAS Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
  • Completed a major re-organization of UAS corporate offices, resulting in the outsourcing of some functions to the campus (various department within the Division of Administration and Finance), which reduced the overall UAS operational costs and resulted in annual savings of more than $500,000.

UAS Administration

Cal State L.A. University Auxiliary Services, Inc. (UAS) is an auxiliary component of the California State University, Los Angeles, incorporated in 1985 as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the State of California. The primary purpose of UAS is to help develop and administer contracts and grants, commercial enterprises, externally funded projects including research, workshops and conferences and provide contributions which aid and supplement the University's educational mission.

UAS supports the Cal State L.A. community in many different ways. Through its managed and leased operations, the surplus generated by UAS each year is returned to the University in a variety of ways such as scholarships, donations and facility improvements.

The policy-making responsibility of the corporation is vested in its Board of Directors whose members represent a cross-section of the campus community and local service area. As we move ahead into the future, UAS remains resolute in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life on this campus, to improving all commercial services, and to providing the University community financial support that would otherwise be unavailable with state funds. UAS has evolved into a dynamic and vibrant organization of committed professionals that share, with their University colleagues, a common vision of excellence and dedication to making Cal State L.A. the premier urban University in the United States.

Follow these links to learn more about the UAS's Board of Directors and Corporate Governance bylaws and supplemental files.

Financial Services

UAS Financial Services provides accounting, payroll, and budgeting and investment management to all the UAS operating divisions and to many campus programs. Support provided includes working with the University on system upgrades and changes, daily processing of purchase orders and check requests and cash receipts, payroll and tax reporting and preparation of monthly financial reporting for management. Financial Services manages the annual external audit, prepares and administers the UAS budget process in addition to coordinating and responding to requests for information from the University.

Visit the link above to view the UAS's financial services' policies and procedures and access supplemental forms and templates.

Food on Campus

UAS Food Services is proud to serve the campus community with a large selection of healthy, sustainable, and culturally diverse dining options across campus. Whether you're in the mood to relax and hang out, or buckle down and study, every dining location provides you with a unique atmosphere to fit your needs.

  • University Club
  • King Coffee
  • Espresso Bar
  • Golden Eagle Building Food Court (multiple quick-serve restaurants)
  • Golden Eagle Hospitality (conference and event catering services)
  • Food trucks

Visit the link above to view specific hours, menus, and forms.

Golden Eagle Building

The 120,000 square foot Golden Eagle Building is the located in the center of the Cal State L.A. campus. Comprised of two adjoining structures separated by a promenade, this building houses food services, including a food court with seating for approximately 750, kitchen and catering operations, a 600-seat banquet and conference center, the University Club restaurant, 25,000 square-foot two-story University Bookstore (operated by Barnes and Noble College Stores, Inc.), as well as UAS administrative offices, the University's Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP), the Golden Eagle Service Center, classrooms and meeting spaces for the Cal State L.A. Extended Education Division and the Pat Brown Institute.

Historical Facts

  • Three-story structure comprised of two adjoining buildings
  • More than 78,000 square feet
  • Architects: HGA /Tate Snyder Kimsey
  • Occupies the site of the University's former cafeteria.
  • The Eagle's Landing (old cafeteria) demolished in June 2001
  • Principal Construction: Fall 2001 to Summer 2003

Current Functions

  • 22,000 square foot University Bookstore operated by Barnes & Noble College Stores, Inc.
  • Food Court with multiple quick serve restaurants
  • The University Club Restaurant
  • Conference/banquet/meeting venue, including a six hundred seat ballroom
  • 850 square foot state of the art Conference Room
  • Other tenants include:
    • College of Extended Learning (with classrooms, library and computer lab)
    • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
    • Edmund G. Pat Brown Institute
    • Golden Eagle Copy Center
    • UAS corporate offices
    • Building Emergency Contact

Visit the link above to view the building's directories for each of the 3 floors.

Research on Campus

University Auxiliary Services, Inc. Grants & Contracts assists faculty and staff in applying for extramural funding, primarily, though not exclusively, from government agencies. The UAS Grants & Contracts provides services at all stages of the proposal submission and pre-award process, including budget preparation; project conceptualization and development; assistance with writing, research and editing; connections with other academic institutions, government and community agencies, and businesses and industry; and proposal technical preparation and submission.

UAS Grants & Contracts also provides post-award administration for all funded proposals, including award set-up, budget management, expense review and approval, billing and collection, cash management, financial reporting, audits & compliance, and project close-out activities and reporting.

Visit this link to the University's and UAS's different policies and procedures and forms and templates for funding research on campus.

University Library

University Library

Address: 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300
Phone: 323-343-3988

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Library is the educational hub of the University.

Borrowing & Reserves

The Service Desk staff can help you with:

  • Books, CDs, DVDs: locating, check out, and return
  • Reserves: pick up and return
  • Interlibrary Loan: pick up and return
  • Holds: place, pick up, and return
  • Pay fines
  • Change Money: provide change and exchange coins for bills
  • Lost-and-found (for the entire Library)

Books

Can be borrowed for up to 48 weeks in 16-week increments by both undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Items can be renewed as often as needed until the maximum borrowing period has been reached.
  • Due dates for checked-out materials may be shortened if needed for course reserve, you will be notified by email.
  • Some items in the main collection are for in-library use only and cannot be checked out. Their records will indicate Not Loanable after you have logged in to OneSearch.

Fines & Fees

  • You will be charged a $75 replacement fee plus a $15 billing fee for each item when it is 2 weeks overdue. You may provide an acceptable replacement copy in lieu of the $75 replacement fee.
  • If you damage an item you will be charged for repair or replacement.
  • Fees can be paid by cash or check at the Service Desk, First Floor, Library North.
  • Unreturned items and unpaid fees will prevent you from requesting and checking out additional material and may affect your ability to register for classes or receive transcripts.

Cal State LA Video, Audio, & Other Media

The borrowing period is 30 days, and total concurrent checkouts is 5 items. This applies to both Undergraduate and Graduate students.

  • Video, audio, and all other media items may not be renewed.
  • Due dates for checked-out items may be shortened if needed for course reserve, you will be notified by email.
  • Video, audio, and other media items may be booked in OneSearch by Faculty, Staff, and Teaching/Graduate Assistants to ensure they are available when needed.
  • Same day use DVDs are due back at closing on the day which they are checked out.

Fines & Fees

  • You will be charged the cost of the item plus a $15 billing fee for each item that is 2 weeks overdue. The cost of regular circulating DVDs is between $20 and $75. The cost of Same Day Use DVDs is between $150 and $1000. You may provide an acceptable replacement copy in lieu of the replacement fee.
  • If you damage an item you will be charged for replacement.
  • If you do not return the media sleeve/case you will be billed replacement until it is returned.
  • Fees can be paid by cash or check at the Service Desk, First Floor, Library North.
  • Unreturned items and unpaid fees will prevent you from requesting and checking out additional material and may affect your ability to register for classes or receive transcripts.

Items on Course Reserve

  • For undergraduate and graduate students, the borrowing period is determined by your instructor. Hourly fines are $1 per hour per person, with the maximum concurrent checkouts being 5 items.
  • Reserves cannot be renewed.
  • The borrowing period is determined by the instructor who placed the material on reserve, the default is 2 hours/overnight.
  • Reserves checked out to Alumni & Community members are due back in two hours or at closing, whichever is sooner.

Fines & Fees

  • Late fines are charged every hour the library is open.
  • The maximum late fine is $25 per transaction.
  • You will be charged a $75 replacement fee plus a $15 billing fee for each item that is not returned in addition to the late fine. You may provide an acceptable replacement copy in place of the replacement fee.
  • Fees can be paid by cash or check at the Service Desk, First Floor, and Library North.
  • Unreturned items and unpaid fees will prevent you from requesting and checking out additional material and may affect your ability to register for classes or receive transcripts.

Items from Other Libraries

For undergraduate and graduate students, all CSU+ items have a 30 or 60 day borrowing period. Borrowing periods for non-CSU+ Library items may vary.

  • Items borrowed from other libraries cannot be renewed.
  • Items will be held for pickup for 7 days.
  • The borrowing period is determined by the lending library.
  • CSU+ and InterLibrary Loan services are not available for Alumni & Community members or users from other Cal State Campuses.

Fines & Fees

  • You will be charged a $90 replacement fee for each item when it is 2 weeks overdue.
  • Fees can be paid by cash or check at the Service Desk, First Floor, Library North.
  • Unreturned items and unpaid fees will prevent you from requesting and checking out additional material and may affect your ability to register for classes or receive transcripts.

Library Cards and Borrowing Accounts

Cal State LA students, faculty, and staff your Golden Eagle One Card is your Library card. Your information has already been provided to the Library by the Registrar or Human Resources to create a borrowing account. This includes students, faculty, and staff for the School of Professional and Global Education.

Computers

A MyCalStateLA account is required to use all campus computers. Users without a MyCalStateLA account must obtain a Guest Network Login from the Library Service Desk (1st Floor North).

Level A - Library North

  • 28 Windows 10 PCs equipped with Open Access Lab Software ( 3 Hour Time Limit)
  • 12 Apple iMac computers
  • 1 Microsoft Surface Hub - Coming Soon
  • 1 black & white laser printer

1st Floor - Library North

  • 12 Windows 10 PCs for quick use equipped with Open Access Lab Software (15 Minute Time Limit)
  • 4 flatbed scanners (12x17 inches, files can only be saved to USB)
  • 2 black & white laser printers

2nd Floor - Library North

  • 32 Windows 7 PCs equipped with MS-Office, Web browsers, and internet with DVD player, and headphone jack (2 Hour Time Limit)
  • 1 black & white laser printer

3rd Floor - Library North

  • 63 Windows 10 PCs equipped with Open Access Lab Software (3 Hour Time Limit)
  • 1 black & white laser printer
  • 1 black & white laser printer for Guest/Community users
  • 1 color laser printer

Oomf Portable Chargers

The Library and ITS are piloting Oomf Omnicharge: a self-service vending machine that allows library users to borrow a portable power supply for up to 24 hours. 18 Oomf chargers are available for checkout at the Library North Level 1 Service Desk. To check out a charger follow these steps:

  1. Download the Oomf app to your phone or tablet (iOS or Android)
  2. Open the app and create an account or login via Google or Facebook
  3. Enter your credit/debit card information. The first 24 hours of usage is free, you can keep the charger for longer at a rate of $20/day, up to a maximum charge of $300
  4. Unplug and remove a charger from the charging station
  5. Sign into the app and select Charge your laptop or phone with omnicharge
  6. Place your device on top of the charger and tap Identify
  7. The display on the charger will flash, once it does tap Activate

That's it, you're ready to go! To return the charger bring it back and plug it in at any empty slot. Make sure the power cord is fully plugged in, it won't be removed from your account until it is charging again.

  • The loan period is 24 hours, regardless of library hours. If you are unable to return the device because the library is closed you will be charged
  • Each charger has one AC and two USB outlets, see the Oomf website for more details
  • The charger does not come equipped with the necessary cables to charge your device
  • Any billing questions should be sent directly to Oomf
  • This is a pilot service, we would appreciate your feedback!

Copying: (10 cents/page) There is one coin-operated copy machine located on the 1st Floor Library North. All other copiers require a Cal State LA One Card to pay for printing. Additional copiers are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Library North near the elevators.

Color Copying: (75 cents/page) A color copier is located on the 3rd Floor of Library North. It requires a Cal State LA One Card to pay for copies. An additional color copier is available in the Golden Eagle Service Center.

Student Printing: (10 cents/page) Printers are located on the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd floors of Library North.

A Cal State L.A. One Card is required to pay for printing. There are two One Card Add Value machines (to add money to your One Card). One is on the 1st Floor, Library North near the copy machines, the other is on the 3rd Floor, Library North near the computers. The Add Value machines take bills only and do not provide change.

Mobile Printing: Mobile printing is available from any device you can send email from.

Color Printing: (75 cents/page) A color laser printer is located on the 3rd Floor, Library North. To print a document in color, be sure to select: Color Printing Server 1 (or 2) from the print dialog box. Color printing is also available at the Open Access Labs and the Golden Eagle Service Center.

Faxing: Fax services are provided by the Golden Eagle Service Center

Scanning: The Library has 3 scanners located near the computers on the First Floor, Library North. To use the scanners requires a USB flash drive. You can borrow a USB flash drive from the 1st Floor Service Desk.

Microfilm/fiche Scanning: The library has a Universal microforms reader/scanner which is located in Special Collections & Archives (Palmer Wing, 2nd floor). If you want to save images from microfilm or fiche please bring a USB flash drive with you.

Group Study Rooms

The library has reservable study rooms that each seat anywhere from 2 to 12 people. All rooms contain whiteboards, some have a window. These rooms are located on the 2nd Floor of Library North, 3rd Floor of Library North and 4th Floor of Palmer Wing. Study rooms may be reserved by Cal State LA and LACHSA students, faculty, and staff for two hours per day up to 7 days in advance.

Empty and unreserved rooms may be used, but make sure to reserve the room to prevent another group from reserving it. At least half of the capacity of your room needs to arrive within 15 minutes of your reservation or the room will be available to other groups.

Library Cubicles for Graduate Students

The library provides shared cubicles for graduate students to use for one semester at a time. Room assignments are based on a lottery of all eligible applicants, two students will be assigned to each cubicle. Each room contains two desks and two chairs and is located on Levels 2 or 3 of Library North. Cubicle applications are accepted until one week before the start of each semester at which time assignments will be made.

Submit a graduate cubicle application online

Interlibrary Loan Service

1st time user?

Before requesting books or articles from another library, you should search the Library Catalog (books), or the Journal List (articles) to see if we have the item you need. If you still can't find what you're looking for, then request the item through interlibrary loan.

If you have a citation, you can directly enter that information using either the book request screen or article request screen after you login to your interlibrary loan account.

Books

To locate and/or request a book from another library:

  • Use the Multi-Search option on the Library home page
  • Enter the title or your search term(s)
  • On the search results page, click on the "CSU's & Local Libraries" tab
  • Click on the title of the item to see a list of the local area libraries that have the item. You can borrow directly from any CSU or local community college library with your CSULA Student ID Card. For public libraries, you need to apply for a library card before you can borrow a book. The public library card is free and you only need to provide an ID with the proof of your address, such as your driver's license.
  • If the item is not available at a CSU or local library, you can click the button to request the book via Interlibrary Loan. You will be notified by email when the item is available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk.

* Typical turn-around time for an Interlibrary Loan request is about 5 working days. Depending on the location of the item, it may take up to 10 days for the item to be delivered.

Library Purchase Recommendations

The Library welcomes purchase suggestions from the CSULA community, however
we reserve the right to make all final purchase decisions. We try to fulfill as many appropriate requests as possible (budget permitting.) Requests should be academic
in nature, support the curriculum, and be reasonably priced. Highest priority is always given to curricular needs.

Collections

Atlas Collection

The Library maintains a small collection of less than 200 historical and geographical atlases in a separate location on the 2nd Floor of Library North. These atlases too tall or wide to be shelved in the general book collection.

Books Collection

This is the designation given the Library's main circulating collection of over a million books. These books are shelved in Library of Congress call number order as shown below.

Electronic Resources electronic

This is the Library's large and rapidly expanding collection of full-text online electronic books and periodicals. Find our electronic books by using the Library Catalog Advanced Search and making sure that Material Type is set to eBooks. Find our full text electronic journal articles by using our Library Database page and our Find Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers page.

Children's Books (aka: The Juvenile Collection)

The Library maintains a very small collection of juvenile books for children and young adults. This collection is located on the 4th floor of Library Palmer Wing. These books are classified in the Dewey Decimal Classification System. You can search for Children's Books by using the Library Catalog Advanced Search and selecting Children's Books as the Location.

Microforms Collections

The Library's collection of journals and books in microform format is in the process of being moved from Library North, A-Level to Library North, 3rd Floor.

Library Policies

Follow this link for the University Library's various policies, including the Librbary's Code of Ethics and Student Code of Conduct.

University Tutorial Center

University Tutorial Center

The University Tutorial Center offers academic skills support to all currently-enrolled Cal State LA students. Our services include subject-area appointment tutoring, math walk-in tutoring, online tutoring (NetTutor), in-Center and classroom study skills presentations, and an online library of academic skills resources.

Tutored Courses List

  • This is a reserved one-on-one appointment with a tutor on a specified day and time.
  • To schedule an appointment, make one in person at the Center's front counter or over the phone at (323) 343-3971.
  • Appointment may be on a one-to-one session or you may have a group session with one or more classmates.
  • You may schedule only one appointment per course at a time. When you report for this appointment, you may then schedule your next appointment.
  • If you are with the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) or the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), you may request a semester-long appointment. Please be informed that your participation in these programs will be checked.
  • Your appointment begins either on the hour (55-minute appointment) or a quarter after the hour (45-minute appointment).
  • If you need to cancel/reschedule your appointment, please do so at the center or over the phone.
  • Do plan to arrive on time to the appointment with all your materials on hand, such as the textbook, notes, homework, questions, and writing instruments.
  • If you are 5-minutes late to the appointment, it may be canceled and assigned to a student waiting. However, if you know you are going to be late, inform the center and it will be held for 15 minutes.

Walk-in Tutoring

  • This is typically for math help, but it can be for other classes as well depending on the tutor that is scheduled for that time.
  • Walk-In tutoring is offered Week 1 to 15, not during finals week.
  • During walk-in hours, you can see a tutor without having to make an appointment.
  • Just sign-in at the Center's front counter, then you can head to the walk-in area where there are assigned tables for the different classes.
  • Be sure to bring your textbook, notes, homework, questions, and writing instruments.
  • Use the signaling device (GREEN up means OKAY and RED up means I HAVE A QUESTION) on the table to indicate to the tutor(s) how you are doing.
  • This is not a one-to-one session, since there may be other students in the walk-in area getting help as well.
  • The tutor(s) will make every effort to work with each student, so please be patient as the tutor(s) make their round around the walk-in area.
  • While waiting for the tutor, you can work on your homework.
  • If you need more individualized help, check out the Center's front counter to schedule a one-to-one appointment.

Online Tutoring

The University Tutorial Center is offering Online Tutoring (evenings and weekends--see NetTutor Live Tutoring Schedule below).

A Moodle course titled University Tutorial Center Online has been created as your portal to online tutoring services.

First time users should follow the steps below to self-enroll for that Moodle course.

Important: Already enrolled students need not self-enroll again. Simply log into Moodle or MyCalStateLA Portal to access the course.

More information available on the Online Tutoring page.

Link to instructions here: Instructions for Online Tutoring

University Writing Center

University Writing Center

Location: JFK Library, Palmer Wing 1039A
Phone: (323) 343-5350
Fax: (323) 343-5865
E-mail: uwc@calstatela.edu

Our mission is to help each student who comes to us become a better writer. The University Writing Center (UWC) provides one-to-one tutoring free of charge to Cal State LA students. Students from all departments are welcome to make use of the resources available at the UWC.

Services

The University Writing Center provides writing tutoring for all Cal State LA courses, from first-year introductory courses to graduate seminars. When you come to the University Writing Center, you will find tutors who excel in helping you identify effective writing strategies tailored to your individual needs and level of experience in writing. You can come in with any type of writing assignment at any stage of the writing process.

Students are encouraged to come in early in the semester since guidance can save you a great deal of time and effort. Whether you need help understanding or getting started on an assignment, need feedback on a draft, or seek to improve the force and effectiveness of your writing, the UWC can help you start and organize your essays, clarify your ideas, and revise your paper.

While the UWC is not a proofreading or error-correction service, it can help you learn to become a better proofreader and editor yourself. During a 30-minute tutoring session, a tutor can work with you on identifying and correcting errors and help you develop strategies for effectively presenting your ideas. The Center's emphasis is on helping you become a better writer, so its goal is to help you learn to revise and edit your own work. The UWC is strongly focused on the long-term development of individual writers rather than quick fixes for the paper at hand.

While you can drop in for tutoring, the best way to get one-to-one feedback is to make an appointment. The process to get one-on-one writing assistance is on the Tutoring Services page.

Student Research Consultants

Library research assistance is available in Library-North to help students narrow topics, develop search strategies, and select databases. A student research consultant may also help students with formatting and documentation, using APA, MLA, and other styles. For Fall Semester 2017, student research consultants will be available Weeks 3 to 15. No appointment is necessary - just inquire in Library North.

WPE Workshops

Do you feel your writing skills are a bit rusty? Do you get nervous every time you take a timed writing exam? If so, maybe a 4 or 2-hour WPE workshop is just for you! You will learn some test-taking tips and strategies. In addition, tutors at the 4-hour workshop will provide you with feedback on your individual essays. Visit the WPE Workshops link above for dates and times the workshops are provided as well as helpful handouts pertaining to the WPE.

Conversation and Culture Workshop

Do you want to enhance your English language fluency? Would you like to know more about American Culture? Then the UWC's Conversation and Culture Workshop is just for you.

Each workshop is a 1-hour session where every student will get a chance to practice using the English language with peers, encounter new vocabulary, and learn about different cultures from all over the world. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and gain confidence. No registration is needed. Come to one session or come to all. Visit the Conversation and Culture Workshop link above to view session dates and times.

Veterans Resource Center

Veterans Resource Center

Location: King Hall D147 (lower level)
Phone: (323) 343 - 5080
Email: vets@calstatela.edu
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday, 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is committed to enhancing the higher education access and success for our nation's military-connected individuals - active duty, reservists, National Guard, veterans, and dependents. The VRC meets its mission by providing programs and services that holistically support the academic and personal enrichment of prospective and current military-connected students.

Available Services:

  • VA Education Benefits Specialists
  • Vet Success on Campus (VSOC) Counselor
  • Priority registration
  • Scholarships and Grant Resources
  • Professional & Educational Workshops, Programs, and Student Support
  • Career Advising and Guidance
  • Vets Peer Mentors
  • Student Veteran Organizations (SVA & SALUTE)
  • Campus and Community Referrals
  • Study Lounge with Computer Access and Free Printing
  • Inclusive and Supportive Environment
  • Veterans Graduation Dinner
  • Veterans Day Ceremony

For more information about the VRC's various services and educational benefits, please visit the VRC office. Office hours and additional information listed on the webpage.