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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
(May require minimum grade point average and/or particular departmental affiliation)
See the Student Organizations section for additional Honor Societies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Students may participate in musical theatre performances produced by the Theatre Arts and Dance Department.
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.
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.
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.
The following student organizations are representative of the clubs available to students. They invite your membership and active participation.
Membership may require minimum grade point average and/or particular departmental affiliation.
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:
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.