CSUDH’s mission is to provide education, scholarship and service that are accessible and transformative. Learn how CSUDH supports this mission, the values that serve as our institutional pillars, our long history of educational excellence and our vision for the future of our university as well as the communities we support.
CSUDH’s scenic campus includes many amenities for students, staff and faculty, and the community at large. These include our award-winning Loker Student Union, our beautiful newly expanded University Library, and the 250-seat Claudia Hampton Lecture Hall, and the James L. Welch Hall featuring mediated-instruction classrooms and computer-based laboratories. Students also enjoy the campus’s many open green spaces, perfect for enjoying Southern California year-round sunshine.
CSUDH serves as a vital educational, economic, cultural and recreational resource for the South Bay area of Los Angeles. We welcome you to attend our year-round events listed on our campus calendar, and held at our renowned University Art Gallery, University Theater, and the StubHub Center located on our campus. We also welcome CSUDH graduates to get involved in our active Alumni Association. Help us continue to be a vital community resource by making a gift.
Visit our award-winning Dateline online publication for the latest news about CSUDH’s exceptional students, faculty, staff, programs and events. For recent and archived media coverage and press releases, visit our newsroom. Our News & Media web pages house information about CSUDH's social media communications, brand guidelines, editorial, creative and web communication services, media relations, accessibility policies, and publications.
CSUDH is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and a number of its academic programs are accredited by other agencies in the specialized fields. Details of the WASC accreditation process and a list of specialized accreditations can be found on the Academic Affairs Accreditation page.