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President F. King Alexander Speaks at CSULB Commencement Ceremony
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Campus Information

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.

The Arts – 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.

Athletics – Eighteen men's and women's sports teams 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.

Community Service – 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 over 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.

Honor Societies – 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.

International Education – CSULB offers many opportunities for global engagement. The University offers a growing number of short- and long-term study abroad opportunities in about 40 countries.CSULB is also home to more than 1,400 students from all over the world, allowing for rich international connections on campus.

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, luncheons, and films.

Student Recreation and Wellness Center – This new Center offers fitness programs, aerobic classes, rock climbing walls and a total of five basketball, volleyball, and badminton courts.