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2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Campus Life

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

  • Activities/Wellness Program
  • Advising Resource Center
  • Associated Students, Inc.
  • Career Services Center
  • CHAMPS Program
  • Counseling Services
  • Disability Resource Services
  • Educational Opportunity Program
  • Faculty Mentor Program
  • Health Services
  • Housing
  • Information Center
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Intramural, Leisure, and Sports
  • Judicial Affairs
  • Orientation Program
  • Parents Program
  • Promise Scholars
  • Reentry/Senior Scholar Programs
  • Safety on Campus
  • Special Academic Programs
  • Student Activities Center
  • Student Leadership and Development
  • Student Support Services (TRIO program)
  • Summer Bridge Program
  • Testing Services
  • Union Program Board
  • University Student Union

Associated Students, Inc.

University Student Union Building 202, (209) 667-3833
Stockton Student Senate, Acacia Hall, (209) 467-5428

The Associated Students, Inc., (ASI) is the student government of the University. As the official voice of the students, its mission is to serve the students of CSU Stanislaus in all matters pertaining to the quality of their education. All students pay an ASI fee and are eligible to participate in ASI- sponsored programs and services. Elections for student body offices are held annually. The ASI fee provides various programs and services.

Career Services Center

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 245, (209) 667-3661
The Career Services Center assists students in the process of identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating career plans to prepare for employment after graduation. The mission of the Center is to serve as a vital link between the academic preparation that takes place in the classroom and the transition to the workplace. The staff develops relationships with a diverse group of employers and organizations to obtain occupational information and opportunities for students that will guide their career development process.

The Career Services Center offers:

  • Alumni Services
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Fair
  • Career Resource Library
  • Computer workstations
  • Faculty Support
  • On-Campus Interviews
  • Job and Internship Announcements
  • Student Employment Service
  • Workshops


CHAMPS Program

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 180, (209) 664-6635
www.warriorathletics.com (select CHAMPS/Life Skills under Resources)
The CHAMPS/Life Skills Program was created to support the student-athlete and to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the context of higher education. The student athlete learns to assume responsibility for their educational experience. They are also encouraged to develop character, integrity and leadership skills. The five crucial areas of program focus are academics, athletics, personal development, career development, and community service.

Counseling Services


Mary Stuart Rogers Building 210, (209) 667-3381
The mission of Counseling Services is to provide ethical, voluntary, and confidential psychological counseling to students. Counselors are trained professionals who provide understanding and objective feedback for students dealing with varied life problems. Counseling helps students develop cognitive and emotional integration, relationship skills, and personal resilience. Counselors also provide immediate intervention for students dealing with crises and urgent concerns.

Counseling is available, free of charge, to currently enrolled students at CSU Stanislaus. Consultation to assess a situation, to share information, or to learn about referral resources is offered by phone or by appointment to staff, faculty, and family of students, as well as to students.

Individual Personal Counseling

Students can arrange individual appointments with a professional counselor. All counseling faculty have extensive training and experience assisting students with a wide range of psychological and interpersonal concerns. Listed below are some of the common issues that students present:

  • negative or depressed mood
  • anxiety
  • dealing with a crisis
  • stress management
  • academic focus and success
  • concerns about eating and body image
  • abuse of alcohol and other drugs
  • grief and loss
  • sexuality
  • personal relationships
  • family relationships
  • multicultural issues
  • dealing with trauma and abuse

Couples Counseling

Counseling Services offers relationship counseling for partners or spouses to work on behaviors, communication or other issues facing them as a couple. Both partners/spouses must currently be enrolled students at CSU Stanislaus to participate in couples counseling.

Psychoeducational Presentations and Groups

Counseling faculty provide educational outreach to address psychological topics in various campus settings as well as in the Counseling Center. Examples of such programming include: Stress Management, Test Anxiety and Academic Pressure, Intimate Relationships, Eating and Body Image, Self-Esteem and Self-Care, and Dealing with Depression. Counseling Services lists topics to be presented each term in a brochure available at the Counseling Center. Consult the Website for information on presentations.

Tutoring Services

Library Building 112, (209) 667-3642
Students having difficulty with an academic subject area may receive free tutoring support. Individual or group tutoring is available for most classes. Students who have received an ‘A’ or ‘B’ in a class are eligible to become paid tutors for that course.

Disability Resource Services

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 210, (209) 667-3159, (209) 667-3044 TDD
The Disability Resource Services Office works closely with students with disabilities to arrange individualized accommodation plans to meet their unique needs. The Office provides support services that may include assistance with registration, orientation to campus, notetakers, readers, interpreters/captioners, campus shuttle, designated parking, testing accommodations, material in alternate format, technology assistance, counseling, and liaison with faculty, University offices, and off-campus agencies.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 180, (209) 667-3108
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides special admission to low-income students at a disadvantage because of poor academic preparation or inadequate financial resources. EOP applicants apply jointly for admission to the University and to the EOP program. EOP students are eligible for special support services including academic advising, assistance with study skills, and special workshops.

Faculty Mentor Program

University Student Union Building, 103, (209) 667-3021
The Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) provides students with personal faculty mentors who engage them in a year-long program of voluntary activities and workshops in a variety of cultural, social, and recreational environments designed to retain and graduate students. A faculty mentor is an available advocate, resource, and facilitator for students. A unique and comprehensive faculty training program provides tools to promote faculty-student out-of-class interactions that have been shown to have a positive effect on learning.

Advising Resource Center

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 180, (209) 667-3304
The Advising Resource Center (ARC) provides a wide variety of academic support services that facilitate student success.  ARC offers advising for general education and university-wide requirements, undeclared advising, student petitions and graduation evaluations. We also administer high quality support programs such as: Remediation, Probation, Testing, Orientation, Parents Program and Student Athletes.  Academic advisors assist students with academic planning, resource and referral and help transform students into engaged citizen scholars.

Health Services

Health Center Building (Turlock): (209)667-3396
Acacia Building, Room 1050 (Stockton): (209) 467-5496 (limited services and hours)

The nationally accredited Student Health Center offers a comprehensive range of primary care services and health education programs to all registered students. Fully funded by students through the mandatory health fee, the Student Health Center offers convenient, affordable and personalized care, privacy and confidentiality, and high patient satisfaction.

A variety of health care professionals such as doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, clinical laboratory scientists, health educators, and medical clerical personnel staff both the Health Center and the satellite clinic in Stockton. In caring for the whole student, the staff strives to enhance students’ physical and emotional wellness to contribute to their academic and career success. Specific services include:

  • Preventive services
  • Men’s and women’s health (physicals, Pap smears)
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Primary medical care services
  • Treatment of illness and injury
  • Minor office surgery
  • Immunizations and TB screening
  • Health education and wellness programs
  • On-site laboratory and pharmacy services
  • Supplemental student health insurance
  • Opportunities for student involvement as Peer Health Educators or members of the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

On-Campus Student Housing and Residential Life

The Village, (209) 667-3675
The Residential Life Village is centrally located on campus, near the University Union, dining hall, classrooms, laboratories, computer rooms, and library. 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 or two-person bedrooms; balconies overlook a central courtyard. Apartments also include a full kitchen. The Village is designed to provide a sociable and supportive environment with privacy and security for 656 residents. Amenities include outdoor study areas, a study lounge, fitness center, a 200-seat dining facility, recreation room, laundry facility, computer lab, two swimming pools, covered bike storage, a basketball court and a volleyball court.

Off-Campus Student Housing

Residential Life Village, (209) 667-3675
Brochures and area maps of off-campus housing may be obtained from the Housing and Residential Life Office. Apartment and apartment-mate listings are posted in the office.

Information Center

University Student Union Lobby, (209) 667-3122
The campus Information Center is located in the lobby of the University Student Union directly across from the University Bookstore. The Information Center is a prime resource on campus activities and events, and phone numbers for faculty, staff and departments. The Information Center is staffed during the semester, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Information Center also provides a myriad of services: copies, postage stamps, poster prints, discounted cinema tickets, Boomer Amusement Park and Universal Studios tickets, START bus passes, fax services and balloon bouquets.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Warrior Arena, (209) 669-4295
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 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. 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 CSU Stanislaus students are admitted free for all home events.

Judicial Affairs

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 340, (209) 667-3177
The Judicial Affairs Officer is responsible for investigating and adjudicating allegations that a student’s conduct may have violated the CSU Student Discipline Code. Potential violations include cheating and/or plagiarism, alcohol and other drugs, harassment, abusive behavior, falsification or forgery of documents, etc. Students engaged in the student discipline process have the right to due process and may consult the Student Advocate for information about campus policies and procedures.  Student discipline is covered under the CSU Executive Order 970 (pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title V, Section 41301).

Orientation Programs

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 180, (209) 664-6757
The new student orientation program provides new students with accurate and timely information, major and general education advising, University tours, and a chance to meet other students, faculty, and professional staff.  New students receive preferred class selection, a University catalog, and other important materials and gain knowledge regarding policies for graduation requirements.

Parents Program

 Mary Stuart Rogers Building 180, (209) 664-6632
The purpose of our Parents Program is to involve parents in the life of the University. We offer families current information and events, resources, and provide venues for family involvement.  The Parents Program is a valuable resource for information that will help your student reach their goals. By joining the Stanislaus Parents Association, you will become part of a network of parents that support the University mission and contribute to the academic success of CSU Stanislaus students.

Promise Scholars

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 180, (209) 664-6757
The Promise Scholars Program is a component of the
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).  The Promise Scholars Program partners with various on-campus services to provide a holistic approach to meeting the needs of foster youth in higher education. CSU Stanislaus is a proud partner in the Northern California University Foster Youth Consortium, which is dedicated to recruitment and to providing access to housing, financial aid, and academic guidance and support for eligible foster youth. Our goal is to help every enrolled Promise Scholar graduate and become well-informed citizens who are empowered to compete in a global society.

Recreation and Wellness Program

(209) 667-3150
The Recreation and Wellness Program sponsored by Associated Students, Inc., offers all students the opportunity to participate in intramural sports, wellness programming, and special events. Intramural sports include basketball, soccer, aerobics, dodgeball, swimming, volleyball, yoga, football, and softball. Also offered are opportunities for aerobics, lap swimming, wellness speakers and more.

Reentry Programs

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 180, (209) 667-3304
This program is for adults who intend to enter college after deferring their education for five years or more. The program provides academic support, resource, and referral assistance.

Safety on Campus

Public Safety/University Police
Campus Services Building, (209) 667-3114

University Police employs trained, full-time peace officers for the 24-hour protection of the campus, its students, faculty and staff. The department offers a wide variety of crime prevention and personal safety awareness programs including sexual assault and date/acquaintance rape awareness, CPR and first aid training, resident and personal property protection, and general personal safety.

The campus’ annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings on property owned or controlled by CSU Stanislaus, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies on alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, crime reporting, sexual assault and other matters.

Special Academic Programs

 Mary Stuart Rogers Building 180, (209) 667-3304
www.csustan.edu/arc (select Probation/Disqualification)
The purpose of this program is to assist students on remediation or academic probation. A professional advisor monitors and tracks student progress and provides appropriate early intervention strategies to help students succeed. We review transcripts, make course adjustments, provide individual education planning assistance and offer resource and referrals as needed. This personal and intrusive advising program affords students an opportunity to complete their degree in a timely manner.

Student Activities Center

University Student Union Building 103, (209) 667-3778
The Student Activities Center is the home of the Faculty Mentor Program, the Office of Student Leadership and Development and more than 80 student organizations, fraternities and sororities. Come to the Student Activities Center to:

  • Join or start a student organization
  • Obtain a Calendar of Events
  • Join an intramural sports league
  • Get information about the Student Leadership Program
  • Purchase tickets or get information on Homecoming, Warrior Day, or Club Faire
  • Learn about other opportunities for student leadership and involvement

Student Leadership and Development

University Student Union Building 103, (209) 667-3778
The Office of Student Leadership and Development is responsible for chartering and oversight of all clubs and Greek organizations at CSU Stanislaus. In addition, it does the following:

  • Provides a Student Leadership Program
  • Assists clubs, Greeks, and other student organizations in planning, implementing and promoting events
  • Advises the Greek Council and National Panhellenic Council
  • Coordinates Celebrations of Diversity, Wednesdays in the Quad, and Late Night Stanislaus

Student Support Services (TRIO Program)

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 230, (209) 667-3220
The Student Support Services program assists low-income, first- generation collegebound, and disabled students with academic support services, including academic advisement, tutoring and workshops on taking tests, study skills, time management, and preparation for the WPST, GRE and CBEST tests. Students must satisfy eligibility requirements for admission to the University in order to be admitted to the program.

Summer Bridge Program

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 180, (209) 667-3108
Summer Bridge offers an intensive three-week residential program of classes, seminars, tutoring, and academic advising to help ease the transition from high school to the University for EOP students. Upon admission to the University, students selected for the Summer Bridge program are notified by the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Office. Successful completion of the program may be a condition of admission for some EOP students.

Testing Services

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 180, (209) 667-3157
Information is available at the Advising Resource Center on state and national programs such as ACT, CBEST, CSET, EPT, ELM, GMAT, GRE, SAT and TOEFL. Registration bulletins are available on the rack inside the Advising Resource Center suite.

Registration forms and information about the WPST may be obtained at the Advising Resource Center. Forms are available from all academic departments, the Writing Center on the Turlock and Stockton campuses, and transfer centers at local community colleges. All students must complete the WPST with a passing score prior to the first day of attendance in a WP course. For further information, see Upper-Division Writing Proficiency in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of this catalog.

University Student Union

University Student Union Building 202A, (209) 667-3776
The University Student Union, a student-funded auxiliary, is the hub of campus life. The Union sponsors concerts, lectures, theatre trips, “Feed the Students Day,” recreation tournaments, exhibits, Outdoor Adventure Program, comedy nights, and other special events throughout the year.

The University Student Union building houses the Union Program Board (UPB), the Event Center, the Lakeside, Stanislaus and Warrior Conference rooms, the Game Room, Carol Burke Student Lounge, Computer/Study Lounge and the Information Center. The building also contains the University Bookstore, Student Activities Center, Associated Students and University Student Union offices.

Student clubs seeking to schedule and plan student events should go to the Student Activities Center located in the lobby across from the UPB office.