Placing students at the center of their educational experience, the Division of Student Affairs supports and enhances learning and the University community through quality activities, facilities, programs, and services.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Bell Tower Building, Office 2560
The purpose of the Vice President for Student Affairs office is to recommend policies and procedures that will ensure a coordinated delivery and assessment system of student services through all departments within the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) which includes the areas of Enrollment Services and Student Life. This includes tracking and reporting of budgets and expenditures; implementing or managing special projects; producing and distributing internal and external student communication to pertinent constituencies throughout the University and surrounding communities; and hiring, training and development of staff within the DSA. The Vice President for Student Affairs office, in its support of the academic mission of the institution, also provides co-curricular education initiatives and coordinates program assessment and evaluation for all areas within the Division.
Assessment and Co-curricular Education [top]
Bell Tower Building, Office 2565
Cal State Channel Islands' student expectations of our programs and services are quite clear; they expect exciting, engaging, and thoughtful student activities that are also fun; they expect Counseling & Psychological Services that offer effective tools for coping with the demands of college life; they expect disability accommodation resources that are both sensitive and responsive to their special needs; they expect career services that guide them in making informed career decisions; they expect student health services to provide expert medical care; they expect financial aid services to assist them in reaching their educational goals by providing guidance and resources; they expect enrollment services that maintain timely and accurate records on their enrollment, academic progress, and accomplishments while ensuring the privacy and security of their records; they expect recruitment services that provides accurate information to enable them to make an informed decision about their college choice. The Division of Student Affairs has received the message. In response, we promise to ensure that every one of our programs, services, and activities results in relevant and quality outcomes for our students. The Assessment and Co-curricular Education office was created to coordinate the Division of Student Affairs' assessment efforts as it delivers on its promises to students.
Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Assessment and Co-curricular Education, is responsible for the administration and oversight of the Division of Student Affairs' program assessment and evaluation and student learning and development. The Assistant Vice President works closely with each department within the Division to help translate student needs and expectations into positive outcomes for students. In collaboration with program staff and administrators, appropriate assessment methods are identified and put into action; as a result, program staff, as well as our students, is able to judge how well we are meeting the needs and expectations of students. The Assistant Vice President also works in partnership with members of the Division of Academic Affairs to develop co-curricular programs and projects that lead to successful student learning outcomes.
Educational Talent Search [top]
Bell Tower Building, Office 2705
Educational Talent Search is a student assistance program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. ? This program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to the postsecondary institution of their choice. Talent Search also serves high school dropouts by encouraging them to reenter the education system and complete their education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in postsecondary education institutions of their choice.
Housing and Residential Education [top]
Santa Cruz Village
The residence halls are not merely a place to eat and sleep. It is a community made up of students from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. The on-campus living experience at CSU Channel Islands is an integral part of the learning and educational process of students. In fact, the residence halls may provide one of the most rewarding and developmental experiences that students have at CSU Channel Islands.
Student residential living at CSUCI is unique in concept and design. To maintain the architectural integrity of the campus, each residential complex has been designed to reflect the Spanish-style architecture of the original buildings on campus that date back to the 1930's. Unlike traditional campus housing, the University has constructed living arrangements that are tailored for today's academic-minded student who wants quality on-campus housing at a reasonable price. There are two villages that offer an array of amenities, targeted toward enhancing the student's University experience.
Santa Cruz Village [top]
As the University's second phase of student housing, Santa Cruz Village will be available to the 2007 freshmen class, opening its doors to 460 new residents. With double-occupancy, two-bedroom suites, this complex will accommodate all incoming freshmen students. This new facility has been designed to encourage interaction and activity in first-year students. Additional amenities include several common areas for activities such as community movie night, X-box challenges, and art. Additionally, a small studio has been constructed to allow for Pilates and Yoga classes, while a fitness area with both cardiovascular and strength training equipment is located down the hall.
Anacapa Village [top]
Reserved for our experienced students, Anacapa Village is comprised of 87 four-bedroom, two bath apartments which houses sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Each apartment has a full kitchen and furnished living room. Residents utilize their kitchens to have dinner parties and late night cookie baking sessions. The kitchens are one of the great meeting places where friendships are made and new cooking skills are acquired. Anacapa Village also has an array of common areas where students may relax or study. Many of our residents spend free time lounging by the pool and spa.
Students who are interested in learning more about the apartment-style residence halls of CSUCI and their amenities should contact Housing and Residential Education at 805-437-2733 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For off-campus housing information, please visit: http://csuci.och101.com/. You will find apartments and rooms for rent on this site. If you have any issue or questions about this site, please contact the Student Leadership and Community office at 805-437-8998.
University Outreach [top]
Bell Tower Building, Office 1705
The University Outreach Program motivates and informs K-8 students of postsecondary educational options and serves to create a college-going culture in Ventura County. The goal of the program is to offer positive reinforcement to develop a commitment to higher education, the resources and awareness of educational options, and encouragement for students to plan and prepare academically and financially for college.
Enrollment Services [top]
Sage Hall, First Floor, Office 1020
The Enrollment Center includes Admissions and Recruitment, Financial Aid, and Records and Registration. Student questions concerning graduation, degree audit, scholarships, federal work study, veterans' benefits, and California residency eligibility may be answered here.
Admissions and Recruitment [top]
Sage Hall, First Floor, Office 1020
The Admissions office accepts and processes admission applications for both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs. Eligibility for admission to CSUCI is governed by Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations and is addressed previously in this catalog.
Sage Hall, First Floor, Office 1044
805-437-8520 or 805-437-CSCI (2724)
The Recruitment office develops and maintains positive relationships to recruit, enroll, and retain a qualified and diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. Recruitment activities include college fairs, campus tours, and presentations to local high schools, community colleges, and community organizations. Recruitment counselors are available to assist prospective students in understanding the requirements necessary to obtain admission to CSU Channel Islands. We offer the following services:
- Pre-admissions counseling appointments for students who have yet to apply to the University for individual guidance through the admissions and application process.
- Campus tours are offered Monday through Friday at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Weekend tours are available at noon on the first Saturday of every month, excluding holiday weekends. A visit to our campus provides an opportunity for prospective students to view the campus and familiarize themselves with the various resources the University has to offer. Each tour is led by a Cal State Channel Islands student.
- Group campus visits are designed to provide high school and college students the opportunity to learn about how CSU Channel Islands can fit into their higher education plans. Included is a presentation given by an admission counselor, and a campus tour. Group campus visits are available only by appointment and is limited to a maximum of 60 students.
Prospective students are invited to become a Dolphin VIP, which will allow them to create a customized webpage where they can receive up-to-date information about CSUCI, including their selected academic majors, admissions requirements, deadline reminders, and invitations to campus events. After applying, applicants can track his/her admissions file status. Visit www.csuci.edu/goCSUCI to establish a Dolphin VIP account.
Financial Aid [top]
Sage Hall, First Floor, Office 1020
The Financial Aid office assists students in obtaining financial aid resources to meet their educational costs. Students interested in financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be obtained in the Enrollment Center, although the recommended method of application is through the online application at: www.fafsa.ed.gov. A variety of financial aid resources are available to students, including grants, loans, federal work study, and scholarships.
Records and Registration [top]
Sage Hall, First Floor, Office 1020
The Records and Registration office maintains timely and accurate records on enrollment, and the academic progress and accomplishments of its students, while maintaining the privacy and security of those records.
Registration activities for new and continuing students, including eligibility for registration and assignment of registration appointments, is managed by the Records and Registration office. Students enroll in classes on the web through myCSUCI.
Verification of degree completion requirements is a function of the Records and Registration office. Students must file for graduation for the term in which they will have completed all requirements. Application for graduation must be made by the published deadline.
Students who are eligible for benefits as a veteran, dependent of a veteran, or reservist should contact our V.A. Specialist in the Enrollment Center. Services available include assistance in applying for educational benefits and education certification. Students planning to attend CSU Channel Islands should contact their local Veterans Services office or the regional Veterans Affairs office at: http://www.gibill.va.gov. Once approved by the local or regional V.A. office, students who are registered in classes at CSU Channel Islands must make an appointment to complete their certification paperwork. This paperwork must be completed each semester. For additional information, please contact Enrollment Services.
Student Life [top]
Bell Tower Building, Office 1804
Our college years are often among the most profound and exhilarating times of our lives. The prospect of experiencing new ideas, making new friends, and exploring new roles can be very exciting. But college life can also include confusion and uncertainty that challenges our personal and social limits. In Student Life, we view these challenges as opportunities for learning and personal development. Our office offers services and co-curricular programs that are designed not only to develop students within each of the Dimensions of Development but also to help students cope with college life and prepare for the challenges of the 21st century.
Student Life provides learning opportunities that encourage and empower students to become competent, responsible and involved citizens. Our programs and services include: Alcohol and Other Drugs Awareness Programs; Associated Students, Inc. (Student Government, Student Programming Board, Channel Islands View (student newspaper), and the Nautical Yearbook); Career Development Services; Disability Accommodation Services; Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); Interfaith Council; Community Responsibility and Student Conduct; the Multicultural & Women's and Gender Student Center; New Student and Transition Programs; Counseling & Psychological Services; Recreation and Leisure Services; Student Health Services; Student Leadership; student clubs and organizations; and The Hub (temporary Student Union).
Associated Students, Inc. [top]
All registered students are members of Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) and pay both an associated student fee and a student body center fee as part of their registration. ASI is the umbrella organization for Student Government, Student Programming Board, the student newspaper, Channel Islands View, and the Nautical Yearbook.
Student Government (SG) is comprised of elected student leaders including a president, vice president, senate members, and ASI board members. The student government sets policy, provides student service programs, contributes input on University policies, and recommends students to serve on University advisory boards.
The Student Programming Board (SPB) is a select group of students who assist in the creation of activities and events on the CSUCI campus. Their purpose is to plan, promote and produce a variety of student centered programs that are educational, cultural and social in nature.
The Channel Islands View student newspaper is written by and for students and is a forum for discussion of current topics as well as campus issues and events.
The Nautical Yearbook provides the campus community with a journalistically sound annual yearbook that is a culmination of the past academic year.
Career Development Services [top]
Bell Tower Building, Office 1865
The purpose of Career Development Services is to assist students and other designated clients through all phases of their career development: to provide leadership to the institution on career development concerns; to develop positive relationships with employers and external constituencies; and to support institutional outcomes assessment and relevant research endeavors. Students are strongly encouraged to begin developing their unique Career Profile, as well as to start building their Co-Curricular Portfolio during their freshman year. However, students at any stage of career development can receive assistance in taking the next step towards a satisfying and rewarding career. Career exploration, planning, and job preparation resources include:
- Computer Assisted Career Guidance/Research EUREKA, and Career Cruising
- One-on-One Career Counseling
- Co-Curricular Portfolio Development
- Career Resource Library
- Career Development Workshops (e.g. Resume Writing, Interview Strategies, Dress for Success)
- Internship Opportunities
- Resume Development
- Career and Graduate School Fairs
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Student Employment
Disability Accommodation Services [top]
Bell Tower Building
California State University Channel Islands values student diversity and is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to all educational programs and events. Disability Accommodation Services (DAS) serves as a liaison to students, CSU academic departments and the campus community to ensure that our university is accessible to all qualified students with various disabilities including, but not limited to, physical, learning and psychological.
Reasonable accommodations and services are provided to students who choose to self identify determined on disability verification and consultation with the student. Services and accommodations are also governed under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, state requirements, CSU and CSUCI policies. Please contact DAS or visit the website at http://www.csuci.edu/disability/index.htm regarding required documentation and polices.
To be eligible to receive services, students must meet with the DAS coordinator for intake and disability verification. It is the responsibility of the student to contact DAS each semester for which they requesting accommodations, even if the same service/accommodation was provided the previous semester. The following services and accommodations are provided in a respectful and confidential manner that promotes independence, self-advocacy and accountability:
- Disability management counseling
- Computer lab with assistive software
- Test proctoring and extended test time
- Scribes for examinations
- Alternate format services
- Note-takers or taped lectures
- Readers/Books on Tape
- Sign language interpreters
- Realtime captioning
- Priority registration
- Campus and community resources
If you are a student requesting further information regarding our services, please contact Disability Accommodation Services by calling 805-437-8510 or visiting our web-site at http://www.csuci.edu/disability/index.htm.
Computers for Visually Impaired Users
Several computers throughout the campus are equipped with screen reading software and are available to visually impaired students or members of the public for use in the following locations: Admissions and Recruitment, Disability Accommodation Services Lab, Human Resources, Information Technology Lab Rooms 1958 and 1972, Library, and the Math Tutoring Center.
Note: If you are an employee of the University or campus visitor with a disability requesting accessibility information, please contact the Associate Vice President, Human Resources Programs, at 805-437-8490.
Educational Opportunity Program [top]
Bell Tower Building, Office 1885
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to improve access and retention of low income and educationally disadvantaged students by providing active and targeted support aimed at increasing academic accomplishment and individual empowerment. The ultimate goal is to provide incoming students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the tools that will help them succeed in college and ultimately graduate from California State University Channel Islands.
Student preparation and retention programs such as the Educational Opportunity Program provide the information necessary for students to learn about higher educational opportunities and assist them in qualifying for and gaining access to the program that meets their educational, vocational and social goals. Programs that provide retention services ensure that support services will be available to students as they progress in their baccalaureate studies.
Community Responsibility and Student Conduct [top]
Bell Tower Building, Office 1804
Dean of Student Life office
The Community Responsibility and Student Conduct office develops, disseminates, interprets, and enforces campus regulations; protects the relevant legal rights of students; addresses student behavioral problems in an effective and educational manner; facilitates and encourages respect for campus governance; and provides learning experiences for students who participate in the operations of the judicial system.
Multicultural and Women's & Gender Student Center [top]
Bell Tower Building, Office 1805
The purpose of the Multicultural and Women's & Gender Student Center is to educate students on issues of diversity and equality, to advocate for underrepresented groups on campus, to affirm and celebrate the unique heritage of our students, promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation for all peoples and cultures, to be a uniting force on campus, and to foster an environment that is emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually safe, and beneficial to all areas of student life and development.
It is the Center's goal to be more proactive than reactive by encouraging collaboration and dialogue between students, faculty, staff, and administrators of diverse backgrounds, and by being a forum, through which people can communicate, voice their concerns, and learn from one another.
New Student and Transition Programs [top]
Bell Tower Building
New Student and Transition Programs assist students to integrate socially and academically into CSUCI. Orientations are offered to incoming freshman and transfer students prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters and serve as a catalyst for students to understand and get involved in their new environment. These programs inform students about services and opportunities at CSUCI while assisting them with the initial advising and registration process. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation. Attendance for freshmen is mandatory.
Counseling & Psychological Services [top]
Counseling and Student Health Center,
located on San Luis Ave (behind Sage Hall)
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides high quality, confidential, short-term counseling free of charge to students. The counseling staff is committed to helping students develop their maximum potential while pursuing their educational and personal goals.
Most CAPS services are offered on an appointment basis, but situations arise that require immediate or same day attention. You do not need an appointment if you have an urgent matter. Such circumstances may include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Extreme anxiety or panic
- Extreme sadness
- Death of a friend or loved one
- Thoughts of self harm
- Thoughts of harming someone else
- Experiencing a traumatic event
- Having odd or intrusive thoughts
If you have an urgent situation, call CAPS at 805-437-8828 or come to the Student Health and Counseling Center (located behind Sage Hall). If you are on campus and need assistance after CAPS office hours, or on weekends, please call Campus Police at 805-437-8444. When not on campus, call 911 or have a family member or friend take you to a local emergency room or urgent care clinic.
Counseling services include individual, and group counseling. Students come for counseling with a wide range of concerns, which may include:
- getting along with roommates,
- self image and self esteem,
- alcohol and drug concerns,
- major direction in college,
- recovering from abuse or assault,
- body image,
- eating disorders,
- sexual orientation,
- grief and loss, and
- living with a disability.
When brief counseling is not sufficient, referral assistance to community mental health services and providers is available.
In addition, Counseling & Psychological Services provides a variety of psycho-educational presentations, workshops and coaching groups to assist students to successfully address the challenges of college life. Topics include:
- Test Anxiety Management,
- Time Management,
- Surviving and Thriving with ADD,
- Stress Management, and
- Adjusting to College Life.
Counseling & Psychological Services works with Disability Accommodation Services to consult with students with psychological disabilities and AD/HD to develop strategies to reduce impairment from a disabling condition.
Recreation and Leisure Services [top]
Arroyo Hall, Recreation Center
Recreation and Leisure Services (RLS) seeks to create healthy learning communities to compliment the University's mission. RLS provides programs that promote friendly competition while seeking to create and affirm a collegial campus culture. Through its programs and services RLS assists students in creating a healthy lifestyle by balancing the mental demands of academic pursuits with the physical benefits of fitness and recreation. Recreation and Leisure Services provides programming and activities in seven categories: health and fitness, informal (open) recreation, instructional programs, intramural and extramural sports, outdoor adventures/waterfront, sports clubs and special events.
Student Health Services [top]
Counseling and Student Health Center,
located on San Luis Avenue (behind Sage Hall)
The purpose of Student Health Services is to promote good physical and emotional health. Emphasis is placed on the prevention of illness through education. All regularly enrolled students are offered basic health services paid through student fees. There is no charge to see a physician or other medical provider. Additional fees may be charged for some immunizations, outside lab services, and x-rays, if needed. Services available at the Counseling and Student Health Center, and at some community clinics, include the following:
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Illness and Injuries
- Physical Examinations
- Family Planning, including the state-sponsored Family PACT program
- Pap Smears
- TB Testing
- HIV Testing
- STD Screening and Treatment
- Pregnancy Testing
- Smoking Cessation
- Mental Health (in conjunction with Counseling & Psychological Services)
- Health Education Program
- Student Health Advisory Board
Community Medical Clinics
When the Counseling and Student Health Center is closed or a student is unable to get to campus, basic health care services are available at no cost at any of the seven Ventura County Medical Clinics listed below. Students must present their student identification card to be seen. (Preferred sites are noted with an *):
*Magnolia Family Medical Center
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Urgent Care 805-981-5181
*Las Islas Family Medical Group
325 W. Channel Islands Blvd.
Urgent Care: 805-483-0198
*West Ventura Medical Clinic
133 West Santa Clara Street
Urgent Care: 805-641-5620
*Moorpark Family Care Center
35 West Los Angeles Ave.
Conejo Valley Family Care Center
223 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., #102
Thousand Oaks 805-371-8355
Santa Paula Medical Clinic
1334 East Main Street
Santa Paula 805-933-1122
Sierra Vista Family Care Center
4531 Alamo Street
Simi Valley 805-584-4885
Student Health Insurance
Students are strongly encouraged to have health insurance that covers services beyond the scope of the Student Health Services. Information regarding supplemental student health insurance may be obtained from the Counseling and Student Health Center, the Student Life office, or the website www.csuhealthlink.com.
Entering CSU students are required to present proof of the following immunizations to the CSU campus they will be attending before the beginning of their first term of enrollment. These are not admission requirements, but shall be required of students as conditions of enrollment in CSU.
Measles and Rubella
All new and readmitted students born after January 1, 1957 must provide proof of immunization against measles and rubella prior to enrollment. Submit medical documentation to the Counseling and Student Health Center to verify both vaccinations were received since age one or obtain the vaccination at no charge through the Student Health Center.
All new students who will be 18 years of age or younger at the start of their first term at a CSU campus must provide proof of full immunization against Hepatitis B before enrolling. Full immunization against Hepatitis B consists of three timed doses of vaccine over a minimum of four to six months. If you need further details or have special circumstances, please consult the Student Health Services at 805-437-8828 in the Counseling and Student Health Center located on San Luis Avenue.
Meningococcal vaccine is not required, however each incoming freshman who will reside in on-campus housing will be required to return a form to the Counseling and Student Health Center verifying that he or she has received information about meningococcal disease and the availability of a vaccine to prevent one from contracting the disease, and indicating whether or not he or she has chosen to receive the vaccination. The form is available at the Student Health Center or online through the CSUCI website. The Student Health Services provides the meningococcal vaccine for an additional fee.
Student Leadership and Community [top]
Bell Tower Building, Office 1858
Student Leadership and Community (SLC) highlights the development of students through co-curricular education. SLC provides leadership opportunities for students and is directly responsible for a variety of exciting co-curricular activities and events. Some of these events include the Welcome Barbecue, Family Weekend, and Dolphin Days, as well as various cultural heritage observances. In addition to increasing the vitality and culture of the campus, student clubs and organizations provide leadership opportunities and community service. Student organizations foster interest and education in a variety of areas ranging from sports to politics. Student Leadership and Community provides assistance and direction for the implementation, growth and development of all new and continuing clubs and organizations. Students interested in leadership opportunities, want to get involved with a club or organization, or just want to find out what is happening on campus should stop by the Student Leadership and Community office.
Student leadership Programs [top]
Bell Tower Building, Office 1858
Student Leadership Programs within Student Leadership and Community is responsible for coordinating co-curricular experiences for students to assist them as they evolve as leaders in our communities. Participating in weekend-emersion retreats both on and off campus, (e.g "Back To Basics" retreat held each fall semester) as well as attending leadership seminars, students will have a variety of opportunities to discover their own personal leadership style and ability to positively effect change in our society. Student Leadership also assist in training students who hold leadership positions at CSUCI, serves as a resource for students developing their Co-Curricular Portfolio, and finally, Student Leadership and Community holds an annual leadership award ceremony in the spring semester to recognize CI leaders.
The Hub [top]
The Hub (temporary Student Union)
The Hub is located at the northwest corner of the campus where Santa Barbara Avenue becomes Ventura Street. The Hub hosts exciting events throughout the year and is a great place to hang out, study and work on group projects as well. The Hub offers many amenities, including but not limited to:
- ASI Offices
- Study Room
- Conference Room
- Clubs and Organizations Workroom
- Media Room with 52" TV and surround sound
- Game Room with billiards, ping pong, foosball, and a 65" video gaming TV