Pow Wow Tradition Begins
An American Indian celebration, the first Pow Wow at CSCLB in 1970 gathers tribes from across the nation to celebrate first nations and display the university's growing American Indian presence.
Student Union, Psychology Building Added to Campus
Psychology Building, in construction
Students Protest and March for Peace
CSCLB students march on the Long Beach draft board in protest of the Vietnam War.
Protesting the Mascot
Students demonstrate their objection to the image of a prospector on tribal land. On campus, students begin to demand classes that reflect the increasing diversity of the student body.
Largest Band on West Coast
CSCLB boasts the largest band on West Coast in 1970 as the Forty-Niner Marching Band performs before a national TV audience during the New York Jets - San Diego Chargers game.
New President at CSCLB
Dr. John Stephen "Steve" Horn becomes the third president of California State College, Long Beach in Fall 1970.
Raising Disability Awareness on Campus
Students from the Handicapped Student Association have President Horn and his Physical Planners traverse the campus in a wheelchair for a day in 1971.
For the fourth time, in 1972 the university is renamed to its current official name: California State University, Long Beach.
CSULB Pilot Program for Disabled Student Services
In 1973, California State University, Long Beach is given the pilot program for establishing Disabled Student Services (DSS), the first of its kind in the entire California State University system.
Student Union Opens
The new student-owned, student-run union becomes the place to meet upon its completion in the 1976-77 academic year.
Riding the Little Toot Toot to Class
Students get to ride on the boat-looking shuttle bus to and from classes and study hall.
CSULB Dominates 1976 Olympic Games
Sixteen participants in the 1976 Olympic Games hail from CSULB, more than any other American university.
Women's Resource Center Established
Rosemary Taylor and Linda Shaw meet with a group known as the Friends of the University Women's Center to minimize the campus disparity for women support services. In 1977, an official University Women's Center (UWC) is created. Throughout the years, the UWC goes through a number of changes and is eventually renamed the Women's Resource Center.
CSULB makes Guinness Book of World Records
The university sets a 1978 world record with the largest submarine sandwich on record.
First Adult Learning Disabilities Program in the West
Disabled Student Services (DSS) establishes the Adult Learning Disabilities Program at Long Beach in 1979, the first of its kind on the West Coast.