Jun 24, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Campus Life

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The University provides services to address the student’s need for social, cultural, and recreational activities. A fuller description of services may be obtained from the offices listed in this section.

Associated Students, Inc.

Housing and Residential Life - Suite 122, (209) 667-3815

Associated Students, Inc., (ASI) is the student government for the University. As the official voice of the students, its mission is to strive to enhance the ever-changing campus and local community by instilling a sense of pride through service and events. Composed of student-elected representatives, ASI student government serves on university-wide committees and works closely with the campus community.

ASI offers the following programs and services: Student Government, Warrior Lobby Team, Student Government Leadership Council, Student Resource Assistant, Warrior Discounter, Turlock Transit, Student Organization Funding, Warriors Giving Back, Warrior Merchandise and Marketing Design and Print Services.

Additionally, ASI funds and sponsors a portion of Code Red Entertainment - an organization centered on programming and events for students. These groups plan and execute some of the University’s largest campus and community events including StanFest Concert, StanFest Carnival, Warrior Day and Homecoming.

For more information on Associated Students, Inc. please visit, the ASI News webpage or contact ASI at (209) 667-3815.

Athletics (Intercollegiate)

Ed and Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena, (209) 667-3016

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 14 men’s and women’s teams that compete at the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division II level. Under the leadership of Athletics Director and outstanding coaches, the Department has consistently competed at the highest level among members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Successes include 2014, 2015, 2017 CCAA Championships in men’s Golf; 2014 West Region Championship in women’s soccer; 2014 National Champion in women’s 1500m; 2014 CCAA championship in men’s basketball; 2013 CCAA championship in women’s soccer; 2012 CCAA championship in men’s soccer; 2011 CCAA championship in women’s soccer; a 2009 national champion in men’s pole vault; a 2008 CCAA Championship and 2007 NCAA West Region championship in softball; a 2007 conference championship in men’s golf; and 1994 NCAC Championship and 4th place NCAA finish in men’s track & field. Stanislaus State has won 14 national team championships, and its student-athletes have claimed 24 national individual titles.

Fall sports include men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball. Winter sports include men’s and women’s basketball and women’s indoor track and field. Spring sports include baseball, men’s golf, softball, women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. All current Stanislaus State students, faculty and staff are admitted free for all home events.

Life Skills Program

Athletics Department - Ed and Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena, (209) 667-3016

California State University, Stanislaus and Warrior Athletics became a member of the NCAA Life Skills Program in 2007-08.

The mission of the NCAA is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the campus educational program and the student-athlete as an integral part of the student body. With this in mind, the Life Skills Program was created to support the student-athlete development initiatives of NCAA member institutions and to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the context of higher education.

In the process of achieving this mission, the Life Skills Program will:

  • Promote student-athletes’ ownership of their academic, athletic, career, personal and community responsibilities.
  • Meet the changing needs of student-athletes.
  • Promote respect for diversity and inclusion among student-athletes.
  • Assist student-athletes in identifying and applying transferable skills.
  • Enhance partnerships between the NCAA, member institutions and their communities for the purpose of education.
  • Foster an environment that encourages student-athletes to effectively access campus resources.
  • Encourage the development of character, integrity and leadership skills.

Participating institutions in the Life Skills Program are provided with instructional materials and supplemental resources which support a student-athlete’s development in five areas: academics, athletics, personal development, career development and community service.

NCAA Life Skills Program Commitment Statements

Commitment to Academic Excellence
To support the academic progress of the student-athlete toward intellectual development and graduation.

Commitment to Athletic Excellence
To build philosophical foundations for the development of athletic programs that are broad-based, equitable and dedicated to the well-being of the student athlete.

Commitment to Personal Development
To support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging emotional well-being, leadership, personal growth and decision-making skills.

Commitment to Career Development
To encourage the student-athlete to develop and pursue career and life goals.

Campus Recreation and Student Fitness Center

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(209) 667-3705

What a great place to meet other students and re-create yourself in college! Campus Recreation and the Student Fitness Center provide a great place on campus to exercise and regenerate. We offer programs for Intramural Sports, Fitness, a multisport court for drop in play, Adventure equipment, and state of the art equipment for your personal workout.

Campus Recreation supports an individual’s care in the dimensions of well-being critical to a student developing a healthy lifestyle. Our primary emphasis is in the areas of physical, social, emotional and spiritual (harmony) wellness. The purpose of recreation is to enhance the lives of students and advance the educational mission of the university by playing a vital role in the development and maintenance of an individual. The goal is to offer a variety of recreational programming that will provide an inclusive educational experience and provide leadership opportunities and student employment.

Our programs include:

  • Intramural Sports provide leagues and tournaments in a growing variety of sports
  • Group exercise, personal training, and guidance in the area of health-related fitness
  • Informal or “drop in” recreation
  • Lap swim through use of the universities pool
  • Adventures Equipment and resource information for exploring and treks in the great outdoors

The Office of Campus Recreation is proud to be an institutional member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). NIRSA provides resources and professional connections that help our professional staff enhance the student experience at Stanislaus State.

The Student Recreation Complex (SRC) provides stadium and outdoor practice facilities for Athletic Department teams and has been the host site of the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships, CCAA Championships, NCAA Soccer, High School Soccer and PDL Soccer.

Student Housing and Residential Life

The Village, (209) 667-3675

The Residential Life Village is centrally located on campus, close to the Student Recreation Complex, athletic facilities, University Union, dining venues, classrooms, laboratories, computer rooms, and the library. The Village, lets students immerse themselves in all aspects of the university experience while giving a plethora of support resources and guidance. Students may choose from a variety of living arrangements; there are four-bedroom apartments and two- and four-bedroom suites. Each suite or apartment has a living room, bathroom, and one, two or three-person bedrooms; balconies overlook a central courtyard. Apartments also include a full kitchen. The Village is designed to provide a sociable and supportive living-learning environment with privacy and security for 700 residents. Amenities include study spaces, a TV lounge, recreation room, laundry facilities, computer lab, a 200-seat dining facility, two swimming pools, covered bike storage, a basketball court and a volleyball court. Charges are all-inclusive and include fully furnished living spaces, a meal plan, utilities, programs and events, laundry, internet, TV cable and more.

Members of the community enjoy the convenience and ease of living on campus and are easily able to connect to their peers, as well as their faculty. Resident Assistants and Peer Academic Leaders reside on every floor and offer guidance and advice about integrating into the university. Peer-to-peer engagement and interaction make the residential life village a vibrant, diverse and welcoming atmosphere in which students are able to learn and grow as they pursue their academic and personal goals.

Student Leadership and Development

Housing and Residential Life - Suites 118 & 119, (209) 667-3778

Student Leadership and Development (SLD) provides countless ways for you to make your mark and create a legacy at Stanislaus State!  We are a dedicated team of professional and student staff who are committed to cultivating community and fostering engagement through co-curricular learning.  It is our goal to help students explore their passions, get connected, and engage in memorable experiences through getting involved on campus.   

Studies show that student involvement in college reaps a number of benefits. Involved students build stronger support networks, are more likely to graduate (and on time), develop a strong and diverse skill set, and are more marketable to employers when they graduate!

The core purpose of Student Leadership and Development is to:

  1. Orient and transition students to the university
  2. Serve as a home base and guide for Student Organizations and Greek Life
  3. Provide leadership development and skill building
  4. Promote student engagement and personal growth opportunities

We know that encouraging students to get involved, building lifelong relationships, and developing leadership skills - are the keys to student success!  Make the most of your time at Stanislaus State by exploring the vast opportunities available for students to get involved.

University Student Union

Housing and Residential Life - Suite 122, (209) 667-3815

The University Student Union (USU), is a student-funded auxiliary, composed of student representatives on the USU Board of Directors. The USU is currently in the construction phase of building the University Student Center.  In December 2015, the student body voted to approve the project.  A $52 million renovation plan was approved, and will be funded by a $209/semester increase to the student fee, effective Fall 2019. The University Student Center will be the center of student life and provide services and facilities necessary to allow for student success.  The building will be the heart of the University and a place where students can be collaborative, creative, and comfortable.

The University Student Center is scheduled to open by Spring 2020.  USU aims to keep students and campus community updated on the project throughout the entire construction process.  For more information on this project, please visit the New Stan State webpage

While the new University Student Center is under construction, USU continues to provide services to be used by the students.  USU funds the printing and services at the ASI & USU Front Desk as well as sponsors a portion of Code Red Entertainment - an organization centered on programming and events for students. This group coordinates daily events as well as discounted weekend trips to enhance student life on and off campus.

ASI & USU Front Desk

Housing and Residential Life - Suite 122, (209) 667-3815

ASI & USU have temporarily relocated to Housing & Residential Life during the new University Student Center construction. The ASI & USU Front Desk offers many services to meet students, staff and faculty needs in a helpful and efficient manner.  Students, staff & faculty can purchase prints, copies & scan.  The front desk is also the location where you can pay for Special Event tickets, USU Weekend Warrior Trips and purchase ASI Warrior Merchandise.

They also offer Print-N-Go services, and the sales of bus passes and movie tickets.

The ASI & USU Front Desk is open, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.