The 80s

Funding for Disabled Students Services

The Division of Student Services receives additional funding from the State of California in 1981 to provide services to blind, deaf, and hard of hearing students. 

Andrew Young Speaks to Campus

A standing-room-only crowd of over 1,000 jams into the Multipurpose rooms on Oct. 2, 1981, to hear Andrew Young, the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and ex-aide to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., speak to students about President Ronald Reagan, foreign policy, and the role of the United States in the changing world.

Earl B. Miller Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden opens in April 1981, dedicated by Mrs. Loraine Miller Collins in memory of her late husband. The Garden, designed by landscape architect Edward R. Lovell, is built on 1.3 acres and features a bridge, teahouse, pine trees, bamboo plants, bonsai, and a pond with Koi. The Japanese Garden's mission is "to provide a place of refuge, beauty, and learning for all who enter its gates."

Football Captures PCAA Title

The Men's Football team wins the 1981 PCAA Championship with a dramatic, last-minute win in their final league game.


Men's Football team cheer on the sidelines

University 100

A new course, University 100, becomes a requirement to graduate in 1982. The course introduces students to campus life and shares resources available to them.

First High Tech Center in the CSU

In 1984 the Disabled Student Services establishes the first High Tech Center in the CSU system, providing assistive technology as a usable means to accomodate more students with disabilities. 

KLON Jazzin' Up the Air

By 1984 approximately 18 students per semester are enrolled in the Broadcast Journalism class that supplies KLON with its tunes and news.

Cheer Squad Champions

The CSULB cheer squad captures the 1986-1887 National Pom Pom Championship.


CSULB Cheer squad posing with their trophy

International House Grand Opening

The opening of the International House in 1988 provides housing for both international and American students.

President Horn Resigns

President Horn announces his resignation in 1988

Women's Volleyball Wins NCAA National Championship

The Women's Volleyball team wins the 1989 NCAA Championship. The championship sparks a winning cycle for the Women's Volleyball team in years to come.