Students can access the University’s numerous centers for academic, professional, and personal development. Service centers have a variety of functions, including health and wellness; academics and tech support; student organizations; and more.
Health and Wellness
Student Recreation & Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art facility that serves as a hub for recreational activities and programs, and opportunities for intramural sports, fitness, and wellness services.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (located in Brotman Hall 226) provides short-term counseling for individuals, group counseling, career development counseling, referral services, psychoeducational workshops, and crisis intervention.
- ASI Beach Pantry (located in USU 302) is the official food pantry for CSULB students. The pantry provides non-perishable food items for students in need.
- Student Intervention and Wellness Program (located in Brotman Hall 377) coordinates three programs that serve at-risk students: the Student Emergency Grant, the Meals Assistance Program, and the Short-Term Emergency Housing Program. Please contact the Department of Student Affairs for questions about eligibility.
Center for Latino Community Health supports and creates diverse community health initiatives that increase access to culturally and linguistically relevant health education, prevention, screening, and treatment.
Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation for Students Team (CARES) identifies, evaluates, and monitors student behavior that poses a concern, potential threat, or actual threat to self or others. The CARES Team provides early intervention for at-risk students through collaboration with campus departments, faculty, and staff. Students exhibiting behaviors of concern to their personal, physical, and emotional well-being should be referred to the CARES Team along with students who exhibit intimidating, disruptive, aggressive, or violent behavior.
Health Resource Center (HRC) provides health education and support to students to facilitate the ongoing development of healthy lifestyles. Services include HIV & STI testing & counseling, nutrition counseling, and more. The HRC is located within the Student Health Services building.
Project OCEAN's (On-Campus Emergency Assistance Network) educates the campus on suicide prevention and promotes a climate that reduces the stigma often associated with mental health and mental illness. Project OCEAN is coordinated by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Students With Children
The BEACH Student-Parent Support Group is a space to connect with other pregnant and parenting students on campus. Students share experiences and explore topics such as self-care, balancing roles, healthy relationships, identity, and campus resources. The group meets at the Multicultural Center (FO3-02) on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
The Child and Family Center is an educational program that provides training of early childhood professionals in Child Development and Family Studies. In addition to professional education, the Center provides quality child care services for children 18 months to 5 years old. Priority is given to CSULB employees and their families, followed by families from the neighboring community.
CSULB Library Children's Collection is located on the University Library's 2nd floor and contains 25,000 titles reflecting the ethnic and multicultural diversity of the CSULB community. The Children's Collection is a group study area and designated as a family-friendly study area.
The Isabel Patterson Child Development Center provides quality child development services that enable students with children to attend classes at the University while offering quality childcare. Children of CSULB students receive priority for registration. As space permits, children of staff, faculty, alumni, and the community are offered services as well.
Academic and Student Support
Academic Technology Services provides audio and visual equipment to students for check-out; trainings on active learning and smart classrooms; supports special events; and assists with audio and visual installations in the classroom.
Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Center provides computer support services for students with disabilities, trainings on the use of assistive technology, and a study room in the library for students with disabilities.
Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC) (located in Student Success Center, room 110) supports students with disabilities by providing services for in-classroom activities, career development resources, use of and training on adaptive computer equipment and access devices, disability-related counseling, and academic advisement.
Dream Success Center provides advising and wellness support; academic and financial aid/scholarship guidance, and resources for legal advice to undocumented and DACAmented students. Services also include laptop and graphing calculator loan programs; free copy and printing services; ally trainings; and more.
Graduate Center is a centralized source of information for graduate programs; application procedures and deadlines; student funding; and graduate writing support. Located on the 2nd floor of the Library, the Graduate Center offers study space to both individuals and small work groups.
The OMA strives to create an inclusive and diverse campus community that promotes personal, academic, and professional development while embracing a nurturing atmosphere that cultivates social change. In addition to campus events and programming, the OMA coordinates identity-based resource centers including:
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Cultural Resource Center
Pan-African Student Cultural Resource Center
LGBTQ Student Cultural Resource Center
Puvungna Student Cultural Resource Center
Raza Student Cultural Resource Center
University Interfaith Center offers counseling and informal conversations to people of different religious faiths. Current members include the Catholic Newman Club, Cooperative Protestant Campus Ministry, Episcopal Campus Ministry, Hillel (Jewish Student Association), Unitarian Universalist Church, and United Methodist Campus Ministry.
- Title IX Office provides resources for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, including the contact information for on-campus police and local branches of national organizations, as well as explanations of what constitutes sexual assault. Title IX protects all people, regardless of their gender or gender identity, from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and misconduct.
- Office of University Ombuds is an independent, neutral resource for informal problem-solving. The Office serves all members of the campus community: students, alumni/ae, faculty, staff, administrators, emeriti/ae, and retirees. Note that the Office neither provides nor qualifies as legal counsel.