CAMPUS LIFE

Associated Students, Inc.

Loker Student Union Room 231
(310) 243-3686

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is the official student voice of California State University, Dominguez Hills. ASI is a nonprofit, student-run corporation that monitors approximately $1.8 million of student activity fees. All CSUDH students are members of Associated Students, Inc. Your ASI provides various services on campus: campus programs, student organization support, Child Development Center, KDHR radio station, discounted movie tickets, and student health, dental, and vision plans. ASI is also responsible for funding technology grants, approximately $400,000 per year. Past awards have funded the Financial Market Trading and Business Simulation Lab, the Internet Lounge in the Library, laptops for resume and job search workshops in the Career Center, the computer lab in Housing, Audio Visual enhancements to the Clubs and Organizations Resource Room in the Loker Student Union, and enhanced technology (Smart) classrooms throughout the campus. There are many opportunities for you to get involved with ASI. Stop by the ASI Office in the Loker Student Union or call (310) 243-3686 to find out more about the various programs, University Committees, or campus activities. Please feel free to visit the ASI website at www.csudh.edu/asi.

Athletics

SAC 3                      
(310) 243-3893

The CSU Dominguez Hills athletics department has built a national reputation for athletic and academic achievement, further solidified by the 2011 NCAA Track & Field 4x400 National Championship and the 2008 NCAA Men's Soccer National Championship, the men's soccer program's second NCAA Title in an eight-year stretch, which included both NSCAA National Coach and Player of the Year honors.

The Toros compete nationally at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II level, and are a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), recognized nationally as the NCAA Division II "Conference of Champions," with 152 NCAA National Titles to date.  Additionally, CSUDH is the only NCAA Division II program to capture both men's and women's soccer titles after the Toros women's soccer team garnered the first-ever NCAA National Championship for CSUDH in 1991.

Away from the pitch, a CCAA Conference high three Toro baseball players were drafted in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, accounting for 38% of the league selections.

CSU Dominguez Hills sponsors 10 intercollegiate athletic teams which serve approximately 200 student-athletes: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's golf, baseball, women's volleyball, softball, and indoor/outdoor track and field.  A source of even greater pride than the Toros' considerable athletic achievements has been the success of Toro student-athletes in the classroom.  Toro student-athletes have boasted three Rhodes Scholar candidates and two Rhodes Scholar finalists since 1987 while winning two prestigious Woody Hayes Scholar Athlete Awards, making CSU Dominguez Hills one of just two schools in the nation with multiple award winners.

In 2008-2009 alone, the Toros boasted the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American of the Year, as well as the CCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the first and third such honors won by the school, respectively. 

Athletic facilities such as the Torodome (gymnasium), fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts, track and all-purpose field are available for use by enrolled students, faculty and staff.  Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use the facilities when there is no conflict with classes or other scheduled events and approved supervision is provided.

Information concerning athletic opportunities available to male and female students and the financial resources and personnel that CSU Dominguez Hills dedicates to its men's and women's teams may be obtained from the Director of Athletics at (310) 243-3893, while letters of inquiry can be emailed to athletics@csudh.edu or mailed to 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747.

Urban Community Research Center

LIB G-521
(310) 243-3500

The Urban Community Research Center (UCRC) was established in response to the dual need for useful research in our surrounding urban communities and the need to provide "hands on" applied research experience to our students. UCRC provides a comprehensive applied research and analysis service to the Greater South Bay Region in support of the research needs of surrounding communities in partnership with community organizations and agencies. Faculty and their students conduct basic and applied research on a wide variety of urban community conditions and problems in response to the needs of communities in the Los Angeles basin. The UCRC maintains a cross-disciplinary approach to conducting research in the urban environment supported by grants and contracts, while providing students with a "real-world" (applied) research experience. Its research program is developed in cooperation with community groups and agencies.

The research program of UCRC concentrates on projects with direct application to the improvement of a range of urban community conditions and needs in our region, thereby offering faculty and students from diverse disciplines the opportunity to contribute to collaborative research endeavors applied to satisfying those needs. Faculty and students from any discipline are encouraged to develop research projects, evaluations, and assessments in collaboration with community groups and organizations, and government agencies, such as health, safety, planning and community and economic development agencies and groups, and a variety of social service agencies in the region, consistent with the mission of the Center to produce useful knowledge in support of a better quality of life in urban communities.

Faculty and students interested in participating in or developing new UCRC research projects should contact the Director, Dr. Matthew G. Mutchler.

Forensics Team

LCH B-104
(310) 243-2847

The Toro Forensics Team gives students the practice and experience they need to sharpen their speech communication and oral interpretation skills. Members of the Forensics team take weekend trips to intercollegiate tournaments at other campuses, primarily in Southern California. All undergraduate students are eligible for up to eight semesters of competition, and may earn two units of credit per semester. No audition is required. Forensics experience can be especially useful for students who are planning to go into law, business, teaching, broadcasting, theatre, science, or any field which emphasizes oral performance, but all students are welcome.

Honors Program

Academic Affairs
(310) 243-2432

Program Description, Features and Benefits

The University Honors Program offers a community of Honors students and faculty who are committed to academic excellence, creativity, critical thinking, and independent research.

The program provides an academically enriched and socially supportive environment that inspires students in all disciplines to become creative and critical thinkers as well as leaders in their fields.  Honors students receive the extra stimulation of a special program while participating in the life of the campus at large. The program fosters the intellectual curiosity of all students and provides rigorous preparation for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in graduate or professional school.

All components of the program are designed to provide an atmosphere in which committed students may strive for excellence and further the process of self-discovery, which is the significant goal of a university education: "Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." (John Dewey)

Honors Program students have priority registration privileges, priority consideration for on-campus student housing, and individual academic mentoring by the program coordinator.  First year and transfer students who are eligible for the Honors Program qualify for the President's Honors Scholarship.

Honors Contracts, Seminars and Senior Thesis

Honors Contracts enable a student to have the designation "Honors" appended to a given upper division course by completing more sophisticated work than the instructor is asking of the regularly enrolled students. With this option, the student, with the consent and guidance of the instructor, can undertake Honors-level study, and receive Honors credit in a non-Honors course. The Honors work undertaken is in addition to, rather than instead of, the regular course assignments.

The student and faculty member agree at the beginning of the course on the nature of the work to be done for Honors credit (examples might include pretesting lab experiments, making one or more special presentations to the class, or creating an annotated bibliography of materials). This agreement, its rationale, and its means of evaluation, are specified on a proposal form submitted to the Honors Program coordinator by the fifth week of the semester.

Special Seminar courses offer Honor students an opportunity to exploring inter-disciplinary topics or issues with faculty members.

Honors Scholars are upper division Honors Program students who participate in independent research under the direction of faculty members in their fields.  Honors Scholars receive academic credit for their work with these faculty members on research or teaching-related activities for a semester.

The Senior Honors Thesis enables students to pursue an original project in an area of their interest (usually within the major) culminating in a substantial written report or other appropriate result. Students work under the guidance of a faculty member in the area of interest. Successful completion of the thesis will be noted on the student transcript. Students should inquire at the Honors Program for guidelines and direction.

Eligibility

The program is open to undergraduate students from throughout the University. Eligibility is determined by grade point average, SAT scores, community service experience, and personal interviews.  For application information contact Academic Affairs WH 440.

Honor/Service Societies

(May require minimum grade point average and/or particular departmental affiliation)

  • Delta Mu Delta - Epsilon Mu Chapter
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Pi Alpha Alpha
  • Sigma Pi Sigma

See the Student Organizations section for additional Honor Societies.

Housing, University

University Housing Office
(310) 243-2228

Our Mission

The mission of University Housing Services is to provide CSUDH students a safe and inclusive living experience that promotes independent living, maximizes their educational experience, and facilitates their personal development through well-maintained housing facilities. University Housing Services provides students a range of housing options. Our gated community includes 32 one-bedroom, 72 two-bedroom, and 30 three-bedroom apartments.

Why Live On Campus

Enrolled students are encouraged to live on campus in one of our 164 furnished apartments located on the northeast corner of campus. There is also a community room, conference and meeting rooms, state of the art laundry facilities and twenty-four hour Wi-Fi access. On the complex grounds are two basketball and sand volleyball courts. Our grounds are well manicured with grills and picnic seating conveniently positioned for residents’ enjoyment. Convenient residential parking partially surrounds the complex with campus parking also adjacent nearby.

Convenient, safe and affordable, CSUDH on-campus housing offers a unique opportunity to fully experience our vibrant campus life and community. Living on campus also puts you steps away from faculty and staff, campus resources, and student organizations, programs and services! Students who live on campus spend less time commuting, and more time preparing for success. 

If you are interested in obtaining additional information regarding on-campus housing, contact the University Housing Services Office in Building A or telephone (310) 243-2228. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. Summer hours are 8am – 8pm M-F.

Intramurals

Division of Kinesiology and Recreation
(310) 243-2219

Fun, fitness and friends, plus get college credit! The intramural program is designed to get the campus community involved with inner-campus athletic competition and fitness. DH Intramurals provides CSUDH students, faculty and staff the opportunity to stay involved in an athletic setting and participate in fitness classes. Each one unit class is offered every fall and spring semester. Create your own team or join as a "free agent." The main purpose is to have interaction with others on campus and to meet new and interesting people while enjoying the benefits of physical fitness. DH Intramural Sports has become a member of ACIS (American Collegiate Intramural Sports) national organization. This sponsorship provides numerous prizes and gifts for all students enrolled in Intramural Sports or Fitness activities, including both "Fit" Male and Female Athletes of the Week. Classes include basketball, tennis, flag football, aqua aerobics and pool usage, soccer, volleyball, indoor soccer, walking for health, and disabled student activities. For more information visit the website at www.csudh.edu/hhs/intramural.htm or contact George Wing, Director of Intramural Sports at (310) 243-2219.

Multicultural Center

LSU 110
(310) 243-2519

The Multicultural Center serves as a focal point on campus for creating a forum for students, staff and faculty that facilitates inter-cultural and international awareness, sensitivity and communication. The Center is a haven for individuals and groups to explore not only their ethnicity but all ethnicities. The Center provides cultural programming, campus community involvement, volunteer opportunities and cultural resources. All members of the CSUDH community are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the programs of the Multicultural Center. For more information stop by and visit the Center in the Loker Student Union.

Music Performance Groups and Concert Series

LCH E-303
(310) 243-3543

The Music Department sponsors an excellent and widely varied series of concerts throughout each academic year. In addition to recitals by guest artists, programs by the faculty, and frequent new music and world music concerts the students themselves are heard each semester in regular student recitals and individual programs.

The University Orchestra and Chorus perform each semester and, on many occasions, appear in concerts off campus. Other performing groups include the University Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Chamber Music, Jubilee Choir and University Band.

University Orchestra

The University Orchestra combines with the Carson Community Symphony for the presentation of at least four major concerts each academic year. The full symphony orchestra, under the direction of Hector Salazar, plays standard repertoire, such as Beethoven, and Brahms symphonies, classical and romantic concerti, "Pops" selections and a wide selection of contemporary works, including a number of premieres emphasizing composers of diverse ethnicity. The concerts are performed in the campus' beautiful University Theatre and are open to the public.

The University Chorus and Chamber Singers

The principal aim of the chorus is to acquaint its members and its audiences with the finest chorale music drawn from all periods of music history including the present time. Music by such composers as Palestrina, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Copland and Bialosky among many others, grace its programs.

The Chorus performs both unaccompanied and with orchestra compositions and often joins forces with neighboring schools in special presentations.

Jubilee Choir

The Jubilee Choir, under the direction of Dr. Hansonia L. Caldwell, performs not only well-known classical religious work, but also literature that includes spirituals, gospel music, jazz, and blues. The Choir performs widely in the community and holds an annual benefit concert.

Musical Theatre

Students may participate in musical theatre performances produced by the Theatre Arts and Dance Department.

The University Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble performs a wide variety of contemporary commercial music. Past concerts have featured the music of jazz legends such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie as well as current Blues and Rock artists. Membership is by audition.

Newspaper - The Bulletin

FH B-009
(310) 243-2313

Dominguez Hills students have the opportunity to hone their reporting, writing, and editing skills while working on the student newspaper. Published bi-weekly during the academic year, the newspaper production facility is housed in a modern, fully-computerized laboratory environment.

Here, staff members put into practice the theoretical approaches covering journalism and print production. Most importantly, they work closely together to achieve a common goal while encountering the social, political, and cultural give-and-take that forms the "espirit-de-corps" context of a working newsroom.

Older Adult Center

SBS B-235
(310) 243-2003

The Older Adult Center (OAC) serves as a support system for older students on campus, but provides a warm and friendly atmosphere for people of all ages. The OAC counsels on the fee waiver program for students over 60 and also provides other academic and social opportunities for students, faculty and staff including internships. Those interested may drop by, sign in at the center, and are welcome to join informal discussion groups.

Student Organizations 

Office of Student Life
Loker Student Union 111
(310) 243-2074

The following student organizations are representative of the clubs available to students. They invite your membership and active participation.

Academic Organizations

  • Accounting Society serves to provide a means whereby students interested in accounting may associate with one another and exchange ideas relevant to their studies and occupational goals.
  • Anthropology Club serves to augment learning and to strengthen social bonds amongst group members.
  • Dominguez Hills Society of Economists serves to educate students about the economy as a whole and its influential impact.
  • E.N.G.AG.E. A support group that will help student’s access campus resources and supports.
  • Graduate Association of Social Work serves to promote student interest in social work, enhance professional development through student and campus community.
  • Health Science Student Alliance Club to aide students majoring in related fields. To network & prepare for graduate school, exams, advancement and volunteering.
  • Human Services Student Association opportunity to networking, fieldwork experience, sharing and advocating for good causes.
  • Integrative Medicine Club To educate members about western and alternative medicine working together to treat the whole person.
  • Nursing Student Organization supports and promotes activities for professional development of nursing students.
  • Pre-Law Society to assist students interested in going to law school, while furthering intellectual achievement and scholarship.
  • Pre-Health Society provides networking opportunities and promotes student community service in the health and related fields, as well as on campus.
  • Psychology Club serves to promote the field of psychological research.
  • Science Society serves the academic and professional interests and concerns of science students and fosters relationships among students, faculty, and local students.
  • Sociology Club is guided by the philosophy of “Service to the Community” which means a commitment to assist communities in need through volunteerism and community organizing.
  • Teach One Reach One (TORO) assists new first year students of CSUDH in becoming academically successful. Aspires to lower the dropout rate and raise retention rate.
  • Women Success Alliance to prepare women for the professional work and guide them toward success.

Cultural/Multicultural Organizations

  • Asia @ CSUDH serves to make the campus aware of the availability of the Asian-Pacific Student program.
  • Black Business Student Association strives to promote professional and development of our members by providing networking opportunities and programs.
  • Chicana/o Studies Club strives to educate, inform and produce research & scholarship that celebrate the cultural and historical richness of our culture.
  • Espiritu de Nuestro Futuro serves to promote equity and access for non-traditional students who have burning desire to pursue their studies at CSUDH.
  • Latino Student Business Association serves to provide opportunities to members and students that will enhance their personal, professional, and academic skills, which in return will help them achieve their short and long term goals during and after their collegiate experience.
  • Hermanas Unidadas (HaU) reaches out the Chicana/Latina community and provides resources through the 3 pillars: academics, community service and social events.
  • M.E.Ch.A. strives for educational, cultural, economic, political, and social empowerment within the Chicano community in order to liberate nuestra gente.
  • Muslim Student Association to assist Muslim students with their spiritual, social and intellectual goals. To represent the union and advocate for the interest of Muslim students.
  • Organization of Africana Students serves to nurture scholars, thinkers, and leaders by promoting social responsibility and economic excellence.
  • Organization Latinoamerica Estudiantil (OLE) to spread vast Hispanic culture.

Honor/Service Societies

Membership may require minimum grade point average and/or particular departmental affiliation.

  • Mu Phi Epsilon serves to recognize the scholarship and musicianship of members and to promote friendship.
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars: Students ranked in the top 20 percent. Encourages and recognizes outstanding scholarship and accomplishments, provides them with tools and development to be change agents on campus and in the community.
  • Phi Alpha Theta: International honor society in history.
  • Phi Beta Lambda The organization's mission is to promote quality education as essential to the development of business leaders by providing innovative programs, relevant research, visionary leadership, and dedicated service.
  • Phi Sigma Biological Sciences dedicated to the advancement of biological sciences through Research Community outreach, and volunteering.
  • Pi Theta Epsilon, Gamma Gamma Chapter is a national honor society in occupational therapy. The mission of Pi Theta Epsilon is to help ensure quality health care services for the general public by supporting scholarly activities by its members. This national organization aims at promoting research related to occupation and the practice of authentic occupational therapy.
  • Psi Chi is a national honor society in psychology. Psi Chi was founded for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, maintaining scholarship in and advancing the science of psychology.

Political/Social Justice

  • Association of Political Science (APSS) serves to encourage students to participate, discuss, and debate political issues.
  • Labor and Social Justice to educate and inform the campus about labor and social justice issues and promote leadership among our students.
  • Young Americans for Liberty a political activist organization on campus which seek to find, educate, train and mobilize youth activists for the purpose of wining on principle.

Professional Organizations

  • A.L.P.F.A the largest Latino association for business professionals and students, dedicated to enhance opportunities for Latinos by building leadership and career skills.
  • American Marketing Association provides access to future careers in marketing for interested students and to foster organizational and networking skills.
  • Cyber Security Club to create a group of ethical hackers, where knowledgeable students may discuss and implement security issues and solutions.
  • Earth Science Club furthers the knowledge of physical, geographical, and geological sciences.
  • IEEE CLAS CSUDH Computer Society Student Branch fosters technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere.
  • Latino Student Business Association provides opportunities for members to grow academically through education, leadership and organizational support.
  • International Business Association heightens the awareness of business students to the field of international business.
  • International Student Association promotes better companionship between the university and international students.
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is an interactive/networking organization that promotes community work, events, education, and knowledge about occupational therapy services.

Religious/Spiritual Organizations

  • Christian Crew we represents 21st century lives through a Christian prospective.
  • Christians on Campus to spread the word about the Lord Jesus. To encourage students
  • Host of Heaven to reach students at CSUDH to have a closer relationship with Christ and to teach, preach the word of God.
  • Life on Campus facilitates weekly group discussions on being successful in school and in our individual walk with God, we serve as an academic and cross cultural host for networking and enriching fellowship.

Special Interest Organizations

  • Anime Club to enhance environment by stimulating the growth and appreciation of Anime as an art form as well as awareness and understanding all aspects of Japanese Culture.
  • Boxing Club for fitness and well-being of students. To build confidence in students and relieve stress.
  • Destiny Promotes high academic, community service, and social connections.
  • Ecology Club bring awareness about key ecological issues that affect our campus community, campus wide recycling program, green sustainability programs, and community events about ecology.
  • E.M.P.O.W.E.R. An enriching group that aims to support women of all backgrounds who face various challenges, such as friendships, relationships, family responsibilities, and being successful in college.
  • Male Success Alliance improve access, retention and graduate rates if young men of color through academic support, professional development, and mentoring.
  • Resident Student Association (RSA) provides leadership to the resident student population, promotes community, acts as a student government, and provides opportunities to enhance the collegiate experience.
  • Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) enhances the overall experience of student-athletics by providing opportunities to participate in volunteer projects, campus events, and by representing the University in a positive manner.
  • Toro Weightlifting Club to promote fitness through weightlifting, utilizing and educating on proper techniques to avoid injury.
  • Performing Arts Club promotes the art forms of the theatre and dance on campus and in the community.

Fraternities and Sororities

Fraternities

  • Gamma Zeta Alpha Built on the foundation of respect and brotherhood is to establish and promote a nurturing environment at the university level and beyond, through academic excellence, community service and the celebration of the diverse Latino Culture.
  • Lambda Theta Phi promotes the spirit of brotherhood; protects the rights of Latino students; preserves the rich Latino culture, history, and tradition; promotes harmony; and maximizes leadership potential to provide guidance to the surrounding community.
  • Omega Delta Phi Dedicated to the needs and concerns of the community, is and shall be to promote and maintain the traditional values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership. This Brotherhood was founded in order to provide, to ANY man, a diverse fraternal experience which coincides with a higher education. P
  • Phi Iota Alpha to develop leaders and create innovative ways to unite the Latino community. Our fraternity’s roots extend from the late 19th century to the first Latino fraternity and the first Latino student organization in the United States. Our brotherhood is composed of university and professional men committed towards the empowerment of the Latin American community.
  • Sigma Pi Fraternity International establishes a diverse and academically oriented brotherhood. Their purpose focuses on scholarship, chivalry, diversity, education, and service to the community.

Sororities

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Upsilon Chapter to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to alleviate problems concerning women and girls, and to be of service to all mankind.
  • Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. strives toward the expansion of awareness of the Latino culture, promotes leadership and sisterhood, and encourages excellence in education among women.
  • Kappa Delta Chi a Latina national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population.
  • Lambda Theta Nu to promote and foster Latina leaders through educational and professional development, relationship building, and community involvement. Our intent is to provide our members exposure to resources for continued growth.  
  • Phi Sigma Sigma International Fraternity is a group of women who perform service, sisterhood, and develops its members as women through academic and philanthropic activities.
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma promotes standards of self-excellence in morality, ethics, and education. Efforts made are to better serve the needs of others.

Women's Resource Center  

SCC 148
(310) 243-2486
http://www4.csudh.edu/wrc

Founded in the 1970s and reopened in 2014, the WRC provides a safe space for women to discuss and explore the issues that affect them and their communities. The WRC supports students as they reach toward their personal, academic, and professional success. The WRC also connects the campus and community to a wide range of resources, programs, events, and opportunities designed to empower and celebrate women of all ages and backgrounds.

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) fosters an environment of inclusion and equity with programs aimed at diminishing sexism, racism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, classism, and other forms of oppression.

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) provides a dedicated, safe and welcoming space where the campus community have access to a wide range of programs and services focused including:

  • Comfortable meeting area for group discussions and one-on-one meetings
  • Crisis intervention, referrals and resources
  • Co-curricular activities, events, and workshops that enrich the university experience
  • Quiet study area, desks, and computers for in-between-class work or breaks
  • Books and bulletin boards with information and announcements
  • Volunteer and internships opportunities
  • Space available for use by campus clubs and organizations
  • Break room with small refrigerator and microwave
  • Private lactation room for nursing mothers

While the WRC is focused on women students and women’s issues, we are open to the entire campus community including students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members.