Life at the Beach
California State University, Long Beach offers a broad range of programs and activities to help students reach their academic goals and enhance their personal, intellectual and social development. From study abroad opportunities, campus clubs and athletic events to art and cultural performances, there is something for everyone at CSULB.
Plays, music, and dance are performed in the University's seven theater facilities virtually every night of the week. The University Art Museum and the student and faculty galleries in the Art and Design departments afford access to exciting innovations in the visual arts.
Eighteen men's and women's sports compete in our excellent, competitive NCAA Division I athletic program. The women's volleyball team has appeared in eight Final Fours in the last 20 years, winning three national championships and finishing second in 2001. The University also includes club or intramural competition in approximately 30 different sports.
CSULB offers many opportunities for students to make a difference in the community including volunteer programs and courses that integrate service learning.
Campus Organizations and Greek Life
The Associated Students, Inc. and the Office of Student Life and Development sponsor about 300 campus organizations, including cultural associations and religious, political, and social action clubs. In addition, more than 30 fraternities and sororities provide students with the opportunity to join national and local organizations with founding values based on community service, scholarship, campus involvement, leadership, and friendship.
CSULB is home to numerous honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honor society for students of the liberal arts and sciences, Phi Kappa Phi, the largest honor society recognizing superior scholarship in all academic disciplines, and Golden Key International Honour Society.
CSULB offers many opportunities for global engagement. The University is home to more than 1,200 students from all over the world, allowing for rich international connections on campus. Events like the President’s Forum on International Human Rights offer a global perspective on critical world issues. And CSULB offers students the chance to study in more than 30 countries through short and long-term study abroad programs.
University Student Union
Located in the center of campus, the University Student Union (USU) offers weekly entertainment and numerous recreation activities. A “home away from home," USU amenities include bowling lanes, billiards, a television lounge, outdoor swimming pool, food court, computer center, and facilities for meetings, conferences, luncheons, and films.