Students enter the academy expecting to acquire the knowledge they will need to be successful, contributing members of society. What they often do not anticipate is the personal growth, social skills and leadership traits they will need to complement their intellectual growth. In its efforts to enhance the academic mission of the university, the Student Services Division provides a broad range of programs and services designed to address the needs of students outside the classroom—and to make a difference in their lives. This article shares the stories of several students who have been profoundly affected by the support they received outside the classroom while at CSULB.
Most high- performing educational institutions in the country find ways for students to regularly engage faculty and staff in meaningful ways outside the classroom.
The Bickerstaff Center for Student- Athlete Academic Services is the university's primary academic advising unit for its National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I student-athletes.
Being a development associate brings a learning curve. "Associated Students is such a diverse organization. I've become a mini-expert in many different areas," she says.