Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic 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

Located in the University Student Center, Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is a not-for-profit organization that provides programs and services to enhance and support the student experience at Stanislaus State. ASI provides students with co-curricular events and activities through student government involvement opportunities, programming events, and community service opportunities.

The ASI Board of Directors is the governing board who are elected to express student opinions, foster awareness of student issues, and protect the rights and interests of students. 

The organization provides funding for students through the Warriors Giving Back and Study Abroad scholarships and for student organizations through Student Life Funding. Services for students and student organizations include: Marketing Services, the Warrior Discounter Program, and Turlock Transit.

Additionally, ASI funds and sponsors different programs and special events throughout the academic year including Code Red Entertainment, a group centered on programming events for students who plan and execute some of the University’s largest campus and community events including StanWeek, Warrior Day Festival and Homecoming.

For more information on Associated Students, Inc. please visit, https://www.csustan.edu/asi or contact ASI via email at asi-sc@csustan.edu or phone 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.

Most recently, the Warriors captured back-to-back CCAA Championships in women’s cross country in 2021 and 2022 and were 2022 NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country West Regional Champions. They were co-champions of the 2022 CCAA Women’s Soccer Regular Season Title. Additionally, two Warrior student-athletes were All-Americans in women’s cross country and women’s indoor track and field

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.


Basic Needs, Warrior Food Pantry and Student Care

Mary Stuart Rogers Building - Suite 180, (209) 667-3132

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

Warrior Food Pantry, Stockton Campus - Acacia Building, Room 1051 (209) 513-9441

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

Across college campuses nationwide, students report 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 inside and outside the classroom, including food, housing, and financial insecurity. The Basic Needs department includes programs and initiatives such as: the Warrior Food Pantry, Food Distribution, CalFresh application assistance, the Campus Cares student emergency fund, temporary housing placements, emergency meal cards, and non-clinical case management.

Warrior Food Pantry

The Warrior Food Pantry provides stable support for students experiencing hunger at the Turlock and Stockton Campuses. The pantry provides perishable and non-perishable food items and toiletries to enrolled students.

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 at the Turlock campus and made possible by the generous support from the California Faculty Association (CFA), and the United Samaritans Foundation.


Basic Needs Leads and Coordinators can assist students with the CalFresh application process. If eligible, low-income individuals and families can receive money each month to buy the food they need to stay healthy. In addition, students can participate in our NOONtrition program that takes place once a month. Starting with an ingredient pickup and wrapping up with a LIVE food demonstration, students can get an extra meal and grow their cooking skill set.

Campus Cares

To support students experiencing a crisis or emergency, the Campus Cares program allocates financial assistance through grants, connects students to short-term temporary housing, provides emergency meal e-gift cards, and refers students to additional campus and community resources.

Basic Needs Ambassadors

Students can get involved as a Basic Needs Ambassador. The ambassador program raises awareness of the struggles faced by Warriors who are experiencing food and housing insecurity by destigmatizing the access of  basic needs resources and educating the campus on the programs available to support students’ basic needs.

Stay Informed on our upcoming events!

Receive free Basic Needs alerts right on your mobile phone. Alerts are helpful in letting you know about location updates or changes due to weather conditions. Reminders come through email or text message and are at no cost to you. You are also welcome to opt-out at any time. 

Sign up here: Basic Needs Alerts

Campus Recreation 

Download the Campus Rec App search keywords: Stanislaus State Recreation
(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 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 Success Advisor 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, a variety of activities and events, and a  meal plan that can be used at dining venues 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 students to make their 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. New Student Orientation - Orient and transition students to the university www.csustan.edu/nso
  2. Transition Programs - Offer programs designed to help students with their transition into the university throughout their first year
  3. Recognize Student Organizations - Serve as a home base and guide for Student Organization Clubs and Fraternity/Sorority Life www.csustan.edu/sld/student-organizations
  4. 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. 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. The Student Center is designed to provide quality facilities, services and programs to complement and enhance the academic experience. The Student Center aims to create a sense of belonging, a welcoming environment and safe space for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the campus community.

The SC Board of Directors is the governing board who are appointed to make decisions concerning policy, renovations, marketing, and budgetary items, while providing overall direction for building operations, programs and services funded by SC fees, including the Service Desk.

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, scantron and blue book sales, as well as bus pass, movie ticket and special event ticket sales.

In addition, SC funds and sponsors a portion of Code Red Entertainment - a group centered on programming and events for students. This group coordinates and hosts Stan State Cinemas, Warrior Wednesday activities, live shows and more. These events are designed to attract students into the University Student Center and enhance student life. 

The University Student Center is open, Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM, Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM and Sunday 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

For more information on the University Student Center, please visit, https://www.csustan.edu/sc or contact SC via email at asi-sc@csustan.edu or phone at (209) 667-6826.

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.