JOIN A STUDENT ORGANIZATION
1. Come to the City of Orgs on August 22nd from 11am-3pm and Fraternity & Sorority Info Night on August 22nd from 5pm-8pm in the University-Student Union Plaza.
2. Be on the lookout for fliers, banners, or postcards that advertise student group meetings and events. Attending these activities is a great and easy way to start your on-campus involvement.
3. Visit the Center for Student Involvement where you can find contact and program information for recognized student organizations.
4. Fill out the Interest Form. Want to learn more about specific clubs or groups? Complete and send the Center for Student Involvement the Interest Form attached and we will forward your questions and information to groups you specify.
Academic Honors Association
To build unity among Academic Honors Association past and present, host social and community events, recruit prospective scholars, and maintain an elite academic and social status as students of California State University, Los Angeles.
American Association of Airport Executives
To establish both social and business relationships with people in the fields of airport management and its allied professions. To establish both social and business relationships with people in the fields of airport management and its allied professions.
American Society of Civil Engineers
To stimulate an interest in Civil Engineering.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
To advance and disseminate the theory and practice of mechanical engineering.
American Society of Mircobiology
To promote interest in the Microbiology program at CSULA.
Art History Society
To educate the Cal State LA Community and the surrounding communities about the fundamentals of Art History.
Association for Climate Action & Education for Sustainability & Adaptable Resources
To promote Climate Action & Education for Sustainability & Adaptable Resources
Association of Latino Professionals For America
To experience promote academic career issues concerning the professions of finance and accounting.
Biomedical Engineering Society
To bring knowledge about biomedical engineering to the students of California State University, Los Angeles.
Business Honors Association
To grow as individuals and team members in order to prepare each member into the professional world; engage students in social and environmental activities.
Chemistry & Biochemistry Club
To provide a social and professional environment for interested students in chemistry and biochemistry fields.
Child Development Association
To provide support and resources for children and their families in our community.
Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles
To inspire and empower students to global citizens by engaging them in the study and application of unification principles.
Criminal Justice Student Association
To further the academic and professional interest of criminal justice students currently enrolled at Cal State LA.
To begin a project where students can learn and gain technical skills to build and launch a CubeSat.
Financial Management Association
To assist in the professional, educational, and social development of college students interested in finance.
Food Science & Technology Club
To foster a close relationship among Food Science and Technology program students and faculty at Cal State LA.
Forensics Speech and Debate
To provide as many varied and meaningful forensic activities as possible to all interested students.
International Students Organization
To promote academic and professional networking among international and all other students. To promote academic involvement of international students toward academic research and knowledge.
Lambda Alpha Epsilon
To promote professional standards, training, procedures and ideals within the areas of the administration of criminal justice.
Lobby Day Caucus
To develop students' understanding about Social Work and advocacy in order to promote social change for the betterment of Social Work students, and the community surrounding Social Work and served by Social Workers.
Marketing Analytics & Research Student club
To assist students in following their passion outside of the classroom by providing various opportunities in the field of marketing analytics and research by discovering their potential and developing the analytical and research skills they desire.
Masters of Social Work Student Organization
To develop students understanding about social work and advocacy in efforts to promote change for the betterment of individuals.
To increase educational opportunities, promoting professional and personal growth.
To provide support for the MSW program students; provide opportunities for learning, networking, and advocacy on issues related to social work, mental health, and wellness for all CSULA students and faculty.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
To provide an environment conducive to philosophical discourse.
Physics and Astronomy Club
To support students who are interested in physics and astronomy.
Pre-Health Dreamers Chapter
To provide social support, resources, and advocacy opportunities for undocumented students interested in careers in health and science.
To provide an opportunity for interested students to acquire relevant information about law school or a career in law.
Professional in Human Resource Association
Public Health Student Association
To encourage academic achievement, promote unity, enhance student knowledge, create strong relationships and lasting bonds through mentoring, networking, and community outreach.
School-Based Family Counseling Student Association
To promote and support the pursuit of professional preparation in the field of School Based Family Counseling.
To enable students to belong to an organization that stimulates high academic expectation and achievements.
Statement Unbound Literacy Society
To provide an organization through which students can create and spread their music and poetry.
Student Academy of Audiology
To inform, educate, and promote students about audiology and other hearing health care professions. As well as the importance of practicing good counseling techniques with hearing impaired individuals and families.
Student Dietetic Association
To promote greater fellowship among all students pursuing careers in the field of dietetics and nutrition.
Students United to Reach Goals in Education
To provide Cal State LA AB 540 students (non-resident students exempt from out of state tuition) with informational resources to guide their education.
Talons Orientation New Student Partnership
To represent Cal State LA in a positive manner, both on and off campus.
The Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages
To promote social and intellectual interaction and intercultural exchange among students and faculty interested in the teaching of English as a Second or Foreign Language or applied linguistics.
To promote an understanding of data processing and computer science among the students of California State University, Los Angeles.
Black Student Union
To establish and maintain communication among members of the African academic community of Cal State LA.
Chinese Students and Scholars Association
To reach out to the Latina/o Community and provide resources as well as a family networking system.
To provide students with tools and support necessary for success in college and professional fields through the bond of brotherhood.
Kalahi Filipino American Student Organization
To share knowledge by offering help among members in their academics and life in general.
Korean Student Association
To develop Korean ingenuity in campus life.
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan
To provide an opportunity for students, particularly of Mexican descent, to work together for individual and group improvement.
Mujeres Activas de Letras y Cambios Sociales
To work toward the support, education and dissemination of Chicana/Latina and Native American Women's issues.
The Queer Connection
To be representative and servant of the people in the Gay community and to those communities surrounding Cal State LA.
Vietnamese Student Association
To maintain the Vietnamese culture without political involvement and create more friendly and sympathetic relations in club or community.
Alpha Phi Omega Lambda Mu
To develop leadership, to promote friendship, and to provide service to humanity.
Beta Gamma Nu Fraternity
Delta Sigma Chi Fraternity, Inc.
To form a closer union among college men and women for the enhancement of intellectual, community, social life and the overall life at Cal State LA.
To promote friendship. loyalty, and brotherly feeling.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
To develop leaders and create innovative ways to unite the Latino Community.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
To provide a structured environment in which friendships can thrive, foster brotherhood, leadership, scholarship, citizenship, and personal development.
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.
To educate society's knowledge and awareness, of the Latino population.
Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.
To form strong ties of Brotherhood through Love, Truth, and Honor.
Zeta Beta Tau
To develop a strong Brotherhood, high scholastic achievement and social attainment, all within the college community.
Alpha Phi Sigma, Mu Tau Chapter
To elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.
Alpha Tau Delta, Nursing Association
To further higher educational standards for persons of the nursing profession.
Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Honor Society
To encourage and foster the ideal of service as the basis of the accounting profession.
Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society
To maintain and promote the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession.
Gamma Theta Upsilon, Geography Honor Society
To further professional interest in geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field.
Lambda Pi Eta, Communication Honor Society
To promote interaction among the graduate students in the communication studies graduate program and the faculty, staff, and administration.
Psi Chi International Honor Society
To encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly, and to advance the science of psychology.
Tau Beta Phi
To mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduate.
Tau Eta Chapter of the Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society
To recognize and promote scholastic achievement among students and faculty involved in the undergraduate or graduate social work program at Cal State LA.
To provide students with information, skills and contacts that will assist them with their studies, CPA exams. career decisions, interviews and careers.
Association for Computing Machinery
To promote an increased knowledge of the science, design, development, construction, language, and applications of modern computing machinery.
Association for Women in Science
Association of Student Social Workers
To promote unity among Social Work Students at California State University, Los Angeles.
To design, build, test, and race an open-wheel autocross racecar.
Hispanic Business Society
To improve the lives of CSULA students by encouraging the development of well trained leaders and professional skills for successful careers.
I am Pre-Med
To enhance confidence of aspiring pre med students, broaden understanding of application process, network pre med students on campus and provide volunteer/research opportunities.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
To further the knowledge of the theory and practice of electronics, communications, and other related fields of engineering and science.
Latin American Studies Society
To increase our awareness and actively express solidarity with the people of Latin America and other Third World countries struggling for their liberation and a just society.
Los Angeles Student Association for Behavior Analysis
To promote the study of Applied Behavior Analysis by providing its members the opportunity to learn more about career and research opportunities.
To prepare students who are interested in careers in marketing, retail, selling and sales management with the essential discipline skills.
Model United Nations Club
To introduce students to the functions of the United Nations and its auxiliary bodies.
National Association for Music Education
To promote the importance of music education, foster the best music programs, and advance music education as a profession.
National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association
To provide support and information for students preparing for a professional career in the area of Communication Disorders.
Phi Pi Alpha
To provide a professional fire officer atmosphere by setting standards in conduct, appearance and example.
Political Science Association
To debate, exchange ideas and to promote social and intellectual discourse among students.
Pre-Physician Assistant Association
To better educate prospective students about the PA profession and acceptance into a PA programs.
Professional Leadership Development Association
To bring innovation, networking, and social impact for CSULA students in business, healthcare, entrepreneurship and the greater LA area.
Public Relations Student Society of America
To provide knowledge of the P.R. Feild, opportunities for Internship, practical experiences, and possible job opportunities to members.
School Psychology Student Association
To promote and support the pursuit of professional preparation in the field of School Psychology.
Society of Hispanic Engineering and Science Students
To advance Hispanic student in engineering, in education, employment, economic and social welfare.
Society of Women Engineers
To encourage Women in Engineering and Science fields.
Structural Engineering Association
Student Nurse's Association
To provide programs representative of fundamental interest and concerns to nursing students.
To provide a safe-haven where students can learn to develop their academic skills and spiritual focus.
Christians on Campus
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at CSULA
To be an organization of students who follow Jesus as savior and Lord.
Mind Above Ministers
To provide an opportunity for students to get together and have fun while abiding by all established policies of the University.
Muslim Student Association
To help educate people about the culture and history of Islam.
To prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and learn, practice and exemplify humanitarian values through mission-related service projects.
Chicanos for Community Medicine
To improve the representation of Mexican-Americans within the medical schools of the Southwest.
To develop college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to services.
To organize medical and dental brigades to rural communities in developing nations with the goal of ultimately spreading awareness of global health disparities and improving equality of life in those same communities.
Purpose of his organization shall be to welcome new incoming students and help them become part of an organization that will together give back to their community. Also to keep the motivated, provide support and make their transition less overwhelming.
Health Careers Advisement Office
We aim to provide healthcare education, improved access to healthcare resources, and higher education mentorship to medically underserved communities in the greater Los Angeles area and to diversify health professions schools with students from a variety of backgrounds.
Liveabetes: A Diabetes Awareness Organization at Cal State L.A.
To provide students with diabetes or affected by diabetes a community on campus.
Rehabilitation Counseling Association
To operate as non profit public benefit student organization and is not organized for the private gain of any person.
Student Veterans of America
To assist veterans and provide services for veterans as required.
Talons Outreach Program
Alpha Sigma Tau
To promote a sense of sisterhood among its members.
Alpha Theta Pi Sorority, Inc.
To further social activities and participation in charitable works.
Chi Sigma Phi
To encourage its members to interact with one another, be productive members of the community, learn and share various Asian cultural backgrounds.
Delta Phi Epsilon
To provide a sisterhood experience rich with tradition, innovation, and opportunities for growth.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
To engage in cultural, educational and public service activities.
To stimulate one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote the moral and social culture of its members.
Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
To promote the traditional values of unity, honesty, integrity, and leadership among women.
Kappa Zeta Phi
To provide an opportunity for lasting friendship and sisterhood, to develop the individual in the areas of wholesome attitudes and ideals.
Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority Inc.
To establish a bond similar to that of sisterhood by being a recognized and established chapter, through community activism, as well as academic and social support.
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.
To promote the advancement of Latinas through various campus activities and community service.
To develop and maintain women's fraternity life and inter fraternity relations at high level of accomplishment.
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
To bring different cultures together expand and generate women to a successful future.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
To promote the cause of education by encouraging the highest standards of scholarship through scientific, literary, cultural and education programs.
American Institute of Graphic Artists
To set the school agenda for the role of design in its economic, social, political and cultural contexts.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
To provide CSLA students with the opportunity to participate in the annual AUV at Cal State L.A.
To provide members with insight into opportunities available to them in the various fields of engineering and science.
Ballroom Dancing Club
To provide an opportunity to practice ballroom dance skills in a social environment.
Cal State LA Veg
To bring vegetarians, vegans, plant-based, and any other students interested together in a community. To offer animal-friendly activities, meetings ad events. Raise awareness for animal rights related issues and to work to get more vegan options on campus
Cancer Research and Awareness Society
To promote interest in cancer research and awareness as well as open students to the diversity of career options within the field of cancer.
Learn and share knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu, to practice Jiu-Jitsu, to go and witness Jiu-jitsu at Jiu-jitsu events, and to spread the love and joy of Jiu-jitsu.
Early Entrance Program Club (EEP)
To create and reinforce an environment conducive to the social and academic development of Early Entrance Program students.
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
To promote student interest in the field of Earthquake Engineering Research.
Entrepreneurial Collegiate Consulting Organization
To provide members with opportunities to engage each other and network with different people in the field of business and beyond.
To create and distribute original, student made films.
Golden Eagle Productions
To enter various media industries encompassing: television, film, animation, news, sports, journalism, advertising, public relations, and media management.
Golden Eagle Radio
To provide a wide range of quality music, entertainment, and news for the East Los Angeles area.
Gravitas Animation Society
To provide our animation students with the opportunity to collaborate and talk about animation.
To promote peace through artistic expression, reorient people and perspectives by nurturing the art of listening.
Japanese Arts and Culture Club
To Analyze the growing sub-culture that has emerged since the start of Japanese influence.
League of Legends Club
To foster strong teams building skills in players by emphasizing the value of cooperation and openness to change.
To pursue knowledge about California flora and fauna mainly through outdoor recreational activities.
Pre-Veterinary and Animal Welfare Club
Relevance Dance Community
The purpose of Relevance Dance Community is to organize dance performances, educate and teach others in different urban dance styles and choreography , and to compete in regional and/or intercollegiate urban dance competitions.
Social Justice Caucus
To engage in proactive social action to bring about positive change in our school and communities, while standing up for the undeserved and unrepresented.
Socialist Student Club
To organize socialist meetings, discussions, reading groups, demonstrations and public events on campus for students.
To work as a team to overcome challenges to further increase our love and desire to perform.
Super Smash Bros
To bring together CSULA and non CSULA members who enjoy playing any official or nonofficial Super Smash Bros. series, competitively and non-competitively
To inform the campus about
The E sports Association
To allow any student interested in eSports to interact in socially conductive environment
Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Collective
Young Americans for Freedom
To promote conservative ideals and help educate students on what a conservative believes in, and assist in creating open discussion about conservatism and its beliefs.
HOW TO START A NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION
Any time throughout the process you need assistance with your organization, please contact us at
(323) 343-5110, or come by the Center for Student Involvement office,
located in the University-Student Union, Room 204
- A completed Student Organization Petition for Recognition containing the names, signatures, and CIN of at least 30 currently enrolled Cal State LA students (in blue or black ink only).
- A completed Student Organization Roster with the names of at least five currently enrolled California State University, Los Angeles students who are, or have stated in writing an intent to be, members of your organization (in blue or black ink only).
- A completed Student Organization Officer Information Form with the names and the contact information of at least five officers. All officers of the new organization must be currently enrolled or continuing Cal State LA students, in good standing at the University, with a Cal State LA cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Please complete this form online, print, and have all officers and advisors sign this form prior to submitting it to CSI.
- Must be matriculated and enrolled.
- Must be in good standing and not on probation of any kind.
- Undergraduate students must maintain a miniumum overall 2.0 grade point average each semester.
- Graduate Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average each term to be considered in good standing.
- Undergraduate students must earn six(6) semester units per term while holding office. Graduate and credential students must earn three (3) semester units per term while holding office.
- Undergraduate students are allowed to earn a maximum of 150 semester units or 125 percent of the units required for a specific baccalaureate degree objective, whichever is greater. Graduate and credential students are allowed to earn a maximum of 50 semester units or 167 percent of the units required for the graduate or credential objective, whichever is greater.
- Students holding more than this number of units are ineligible for minor student government office.
- Signed Standards for Student Conduct: Hazing and Non Discrimination section (included on the Student Organization Officer Information Form) that affirm that the organization members will not haze, or restrict membership on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, gender, gender identification, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, political affiliation, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other classification that precludes a person from consideration as an individual. (Note: Social fraternities and sororities are exempt from membership practices based on gender under the provisions of Section 86.14 of Title IX, United States Code).
- Presidents must initial the ORGANIZATION HANDBOOK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT section to acknowledge they have been directed to the electronic PDF format of the CSI Student Organization Handbook on-line through the CSI website and that it is the responsibility of its officers and group members to read, understand, and comply with the policies and procedures and any revisions made to the handbook.
- All student organization officers and advisors must also review and sign the Cal State LA ALCOHOL PROCEDURES & PREVENTION RESOURCES form.
Club Presidents and Treasurers must also meet the following requirements:
All candidate (new) and incumbent (returning) officers of the organization must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements established for Minor Student Representatives Student Officers per CSU Executive Order 1068 and AP 802.
Minimum Academic Qualifications:
Incumbent Unit Load:
Incumbent Maximum Allowable Units:
The Center for Student Involvement will conduct eligibility verification for president and treasurer positions each semester in collaboration with the University Registrar's office.
- Include a statement of purpose, definition of categories of membership and rules of procedure. The California Code of Regulations requires that student organizations submit a local campus organization constitution. A sample of a local constitution and by-laws is included and can be found here.
- A copy of the Constitution and By-laws of any parent organization with which your organization is affiliated, including any group that assists your organization financially or who has authority over your organization in any way must also be submitted to CSI.
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Once all the required information listed above has been submitted to the CSI, it will be reviewed for accuracy and completeness. The new organization will be notified within approximately fifteen (15) school days regarding University recognition.
Cal State LA fraternities and sororities seeking or maintaining university recognition will be required to send 100% of their members to attend a Sexual Violence Prevention & Resources Training (SVPT) during the academic year. Non-Greek clubs and organizations will be required to send at least two (2) members to SVPT prior to registering and holding authorized events with alcohol or at venues where is alcohol is served. For more information on the dates and to RSVP please contact CSI at 323-343-5110.
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