JOIN A STUDENT ORGANIZATION
1. Come to the Involvement Fair during Golden Eagle Fest (August 24, 2016), an event that introduces new and continuing students to Cal State LA’s student life while assisting student organizations with recruitment and promotion.
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 stimulate an interest in Mechanical Engineering.
Association for 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.
Association of Student Anthropologists
Biomedical Engineering Society
To bring knowledge about biomedical engineering to the students of California State University, Los Angeles.
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.
Chinese Study Club
To support and develop the way of students' learning style in Mandarin language.
Criminal Justice Student Association
To further the academic and professional interest of criminal justice students currently enrolled at Cal State LA.
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
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Club
Lambda Pi Eta, Communication Honor Society
Lobby Day Caucus
To engage in fundraising activities to support attendance of social work students at Cal State LA at the annual NASW Lobby Days event.
Marketing Analytics & Research Student club
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 an environment conducive to philosophical discourse.
Pre-Health Dreamers Chapter
To provide an opportunity for interested students to acquire relevant information about law school or a career in law.
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.
Salute (Veterans) National Honor Society
School-Based Family Counseling Student Association
Society for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies Mesoamerican Studies
To further the study of Mesoamerica at CSULA and its surrounding communities.
Student Dietetic Association
Student Homie Union
Students United to Reach Goals in Education
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.
Saudi Students Association in Los Angeles
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.
Beta Gamma Nu Fraternity
Delta Sigma Chi Fraternity Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
To develop leaders and create innovative ways to unite the Latino Community.
Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity
To foster the bonds of Brotherhood among its members, to develop cultural interests, to encourage scholastic accomplishments.
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
To educate society's knowledge and awareness, of the Latino population.
To form strong ties of Brotherhood through Love, Truth, and Honor.
Zeta Beta Tau
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.
Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Honor Society
To encourage and foster the ideal of service as the basis of the accounting profession.
Chapter Gamma Psi of Sigma Delta Pi
To increase a wider knowledge of Hispanic contributions to modern culture.
Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society
To maintain and promote the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession.
Golden Key International Honour Society
To recognize and encourage scholastic achievement and excellence in all undergraduate fields of study.
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.
Order of Omega
To recognize outstanding leadership in fraternity and sorority systems, to promote fraternity/sorority life on campus and provide outstanding leadership required in being a role model for all.
Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society
To extend recognition to top students in history and to provide them with an academic organizaiton that provides this honor.
Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA)
To promote understanding of the Human Resources profession among the university students and faculty.
Salute Honor Society
To recognize the academic success of outstanding student veterans and currently military service members in higher education.
Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
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.
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.
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
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.
Los Angeles Student Association for Behavior Analysis
To prepare students who are interested in careers in marketing, retail, selling and sales management with the essential discipline skills.
National Association for Music Education
National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association
Pre-Physician Assistant Association
Public Relations Student Society of America
Structural Engineering Association
Christians on Campus
Mind Above Ministries (Formerly Known as Basic Ministries) (Formerly Known as Rise Ministries)
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 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.
Health Careers Advisement Office Pre-Health Scholars
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.
Talons Outreach Program
Alpha Sigma Tau
To promote a sense of sisterhood among its members.
Alpha Theta Pi
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
Delta Zeta Sorority
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.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
To provide CSLA students with the opportunity to participate in the annual AUV at Cal State L.A.
Ballroom Dancing Club
To provide an opportunity to practice ballroom dance skills in a social environment.
Cal State LA Choirs
Cal State LA Veg
Cancer Research and Awareness Society
Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles
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.
Golden Eagle Productions (GEP) (Formerly known as Golden Eagle TV)
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.
Japanese Arts and Culture Club
League of Legends Club
To foster strong teams building skills in players by emphasizing the value of cooperation and openness to change.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
People Playing Chess
Pre-Veterinary and Animal Welfare Club
Relevance Dance Community
To work as a team to overcome challenges to further increase our love and desire to perform.
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.
- Minimum Academic Qualifications: Students must be matriculated and enrolled at a CSU campus and maintain a minimum overall 2.0 grade point average each term. The student must be in good standing and must not be on probation of any kind.
- Incumbent Unit Load: This requires undergraduate students to earn six semester units per term while holding office. Graduate and credential students must earn three semester units per term while holding office.
- Incumbent Maximum Allowable Units: 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 will no longer be eligible 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:
- 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.
All Cal State LA student organizations (non-Fraternity/Sorority) seeking or maintaining university recognition will be required to send at least 4 members to attend a Sexual Violence Prevention & Resources Training during the academic year. Cal State LA Fraternities and Sororities must send 100% of their membership to this training. For information on dates and to register, please call CSI at 323-343-5510..
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