Jun 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Campus Life and Student Engagement

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The University provides services to address a 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.

University Student Center - First Floor, (209) 667-3833

Associated Students, Inc. is a student-run organization that provides programs and services to enhance and support the student experience. ASI provides students with co-curricular events and activities through Student Government involvement opportunities and programming events, and provides community service opportunities through the Warriors Giving Back program. Additionally, ASI provides funding for students through the Warriors Giving Back Scholarship and for Student Organizations through Student Organization Funding. Services that ASI provides directly to students and student organizations include: marketing services, the Warrior Discounter Program, and Turlock Transit.

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 Stan Week, Warrior Day Festival and Homecoming.

For more information on Associated Students, Inc. please visit, https://www.csustan.edu/asi or contact ASI at (209) 667-3833.

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 the Director of Athletics and outstanding coaches, the Department has consistently competed at the highest level among members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).   Our vision is to provide a championship experience for our student-athletes.  We strive to win in the classroom, win in our community, and win in competition.

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 with a valid campus ID.

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.

Institutions participating 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.


Basic Needs, Warrior Food Pantry and Student Care

Mary Stuart Rogers Building - Suite 360, (209) 667-3177

https://www.csustan.edu/basic-needs |basicneed@csustan.edu| (209) 667-3108

Warrior Food Pantry, Turlock Campus - Student Services Building, Room 128, (209) 667-3561

Text BASICNEEDS to 77222 to receive Basic Needs alerts by text and stay up-to-date on Basic Needs.

Across college campuses nationwide, students are reporting that they are struggling to meet their basic needs while balancing their academic journey. The Stanislaus State community has come together to address barriers to student success both inside and outside the classroom, including food and housing insecurity. The Basic Needs services and resources that are available to support students include: the Warrior Food Pantry, Food Distribution, CalFresh application assistance and Campus Cares.

Warrior Food Pantry

The Warrior Food Pantry provides non-perishable food items and toiletries at no cost to Stan State students. The pantry aims to decrease the impact that food insecurities have on the academic success of students, as well as helps to alleviate hunger within our campus community.

Food Distribution

The Food Distribution is an event designed to provide relief to students facing food insecurity by providing students with a box of non-perishable food items. Food Distributions are held twice a month and made possible by the generous support from the California Faculty Association (CFA), Warrior Food Pantry, and the United Samaritans Foundation.


CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps individuals and families buy healthy foods. A Basic Needs Coordinator can assist students with the CalFresh application. If eligible, students can receive money each month for groceries.

Campus Cares

Campus Cares is a program designed to provide assistance to currently enrolled Stanislaus State students who are struggling with a personal crisis or an emergency situation and have exhausted all sources of assistance including financial aid grants and loans. The Campus Cares services include short-term emergency housing, emergency grants, connection to community resources and more.

Stay Informed!

Receive free Basic Needs alerts right on your mobile phone!

  • Get reminders about upcoming Food Distribution dates as a text message and or email.
  • Get location updates for the Food Distribution if it rains.
  • This service is offered at no cost and you can opt-out at anytime.

Campus Recreation 

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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, outdoor 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. Campus Recreation also provides the Stockton Campus with a fitness center, allowing us to offer a Cardio Room, Free Weight Room, and a Seletorized Room/Weight Room to those students.

Our programs include:

  • Intramural Sports Program: Allows students to engage in multiple sports leagues and special events offered throughout each semester, followed by opportunities to win championship games and play in All-Star tournaments for each sport.
  • Adaptive Intramural Sports: Allows individuals with disabilities to play and compete in their own leagues. These sports will be offered in parallel to the general IM Sports each semester.
  • Fitness Program: offers Group Exercise classes for all Stan State Campus Recreation Members. The classes provide a variety of workouts by our student fitness staff. Personal Trainings are also available for those who prefer more individualized workouts.
  • Informal Recreation: provides facility hours to promote diverse social and wellness opportunities through unstructured, voluntary use of the Recreation Centers’ many amenities for sports like pick-up basketball, futsal, and badminton at members’ leisure for fitness and fun.
  • Outdoor Equipment Program: W.A.R.E. (Warrior Adventure Rental Equipment) can be rented by anyone who owns a Stan State Campus Recreation membership. The equipment available for rent consists of camp lighting, tents, and sleeping bags to climbing gear and general sport equipment.
  • Aquatic Facility: Offers open swim hours to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members who acquire an Aquatic Pass on weekdays, every morning and afternoon, from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Open Rec on Intramural Field: Available by Lot 11A. It is currently open afternoons for students to use and reserve at their leisure.
  • Al Brenda Track: Available to students, allowing for open-air running and general exercise during sunlight hours outside of reserved use.


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

Housing & Residential Life, (209) 667-3675

The Residential Life Village is the only student housing community at Stanislaus State. Centrally located on campus and only steps away from classroom buildings, Campus Recreation, Student Health Center, the brand new University Student Center and the newly-renovated Library, the Village lets students immerse themselves in all aspects of the university experience.

Our commitment to the academic and social success of our residents drives everything we do, and we pride ourselves on offering exclusive access to support tools and resources that students won’t find living anywhere else.

  • Meet with our Academic & Career Counselor to register for classes, set graduation goals and roadmaps, research graduate programs, and apply for jobs or internships.
  • Enjoy an all-inclusive lifestyle with furnished living spaces, upgraded Wi-Fi, free laundry rooms, off-campus trips and on-campus programs and events, and a flexible meal plan. that can be used at any dining venue on campus (yes, that includes Starbucks!)
  • Get your study on at the Academic Hub, where you can access free printing, laptop rentals, and academic success advising with our Student Success Interns.
  • Kick back with friends or meet someone new at the Game Room, TV Lounge, and Residential Life Hub or when attending a fun (and free!) Housing event.

The Village also offers themed communities and academic intensive Living Learning Communities for students with specialized interests, such as first-generation college students, transfer students, student athletes, student leaders, ethnic studies majors, and students entering the Honors program or preparing for the Honors program.  

Other Village amenities include:

  • Living room and bathroom with shower in each unit
  • Full kitchens in apartment-style units
  • Two pools and one jacuzzi
  • Two BBQ grilling areas
  • Two basketball courts
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Easy access to tennis courts and Stan State aquatics facility
  • Free vacuum, broom, mop, and cleaning kit rentals
  • Safe, gated community with keycard access
  • And much more!

Give us a call or schedule a tour today to see it for yourself!

Student Leadership and Development

University Student Center - Suite 206, (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 members 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 several 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:

  1. Orientation - Orient and transition students to the university www.csustan.edu/nso
  2. Recognize Student Organizations - Serve as a home base and guide for Student Organization Clubs and Fraternity/Sorority Life www.csustan.edu/sld/student-organizations
  3. Leadership Development - Offer workshops, experiences, and conferences  www.csustan.edu/sld/leadership-programs

Student Engagement - Provide opportunities for students to make connections, develop, and expand personal growth  warriorlife.csustan.edu 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 Center

Student Center - First Floor, (209) 667-3815

The University Student Center (SC), is the hub of campus life. As a not-for-profit organization, its mission is to provide quality facilities, services and programs to complement and enhance the academic experience. The Student Center is designed to create a sense of belonging, a welcoming environment, and a safe space for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community.

The University Student Center is funded primarily by student fees, and consists of four parts: facilities, programs, services and marketing. The SC Board of Directors have 15 voting members who are appointed to make decisions concerning policy, renovations, marketing, and budgetary items, while providing overall direction for facilities, programs and services funded by SC fees.

SC provides services to be used by the students, funds the printing and services at the SC Service 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.

SC Service Desk

University Student Center - First Floor, (209) 667-3815

The SC Service Desk offers many services to meet student needs in a helpful and efficient manner. At the Service Desk, students have access to a variety of resources such as laptop rentals, prints, copies, and scans, gaming rentals, scantron and blue book sales, and bus pass and movie ticket sales. Aside from these services, students can also purchase special event and Weekend Warrior trip tickets here.

The SC Service Desk is open, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., and Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

California State University, Stanislaus is an exceptional public university that is responsive to the needs of its diverse student population by providing a myriad of support programs and services. A fuller description of services may be obtained from the offices listed in this section.