Skip to Local Navigation
Skip to Content
California State University, Long Beach
Department Of Human Development
Print this pageAdd this page to your favoritesSelect a font sizeSelect a small fontSelect a medium fontSelect a large font

Human Development Student Association (HDSA)

The Human Development Student Association (HDSA) is the official student organization of the Department of Human Development focused on professional development, scholarly activity and community service. The goal of HDSA is to provide students with meaningful experiences outside the classroom to enhance their education. HDSA activities are geared toward understanding lifespan development from an interdisciplinary perspective.

All Human Development majors, minors, and pre-Human Development majors are encouraged to join HDSA. There is no minimum class standing or grade point average required. To join HDSA all you need to do is attend an HDSA meeting.

HDSA events are posted outside the Human Development main office (PSY 205).

Recent Activities:

  • Sponsored “Angels in the Dust”, a film about a South African Orphanage, and raised money for the orphans.
  • Sponsored a Red Cross blood drive
  • Collected art supplies for seniors living at Carmelitos, a government subsidized housing development in North Long Beach
  • Walked in the Long Beach AIDS walk
  • Held a toiletries drive for the homeless
  • Made crafts with children at a local hospital safety fair
  • Adopted a family for the holidays through the Salvation Army
  • Organized an alumni luau
  • Held graduate school workshops
  • Brought internationally known scholars to campus for talks
  • Conducted student research and presented findings at national conferences

Any Questions contact – Dr. Kimberly Kelly, HDSA Advisor:

  • HDSA holds bi-monthly general meetings every other Tuesday night at 6pm


    Interested, but can’t make the meetings?

    If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or new ideas, please don’t hesitate to message us on Facebook at or send us an email at


    Contact Us

    Department of Human Development
    Department Office: PSY-205
    1250 Bellflower Blvd.
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1602
    Phone: (562) 985-4344
    FAX: (562) 985-4237