CSUN’s Global HSI Equity Innovation Hub Awards Grants for Statewide Impact

As part of its first initiative, the Global Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Equity Innovation Hub (EIH) at California State University, Northridge recently awarded the first round of CSU HSI Community Grants. Nearly $2 million will be awarded to 17 finalists to support their efforts to inspire the next generation of creators and innovators to pursue high-demand careers in STEM and the creative and tech industries.

CSU Application Period for Fall 2023 Opens October 1

All 23 California State Universities (CSU) will start accepting applications for admission to the fall 2023 term on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Students can apply for admission to any CSU through the Cal State Apply systemwide portal at calstate.edu/apply. The priority application period closes on November 30, 2022.

Great Minds, Big Ideas

As the CSU shapes the bright minds of our future, those minds are already working to lead California, the nation and the world to a better tomorrow. The 35th Annual CSU Student Research Competition, hosted by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona April 30-May 1, 2021, showcased student researchers from across the university who are finding solutions to the world’s challenges. Here are just a few of the competition’s winners.

Big Help for Small Businesses

2020 has been one of the most daunting years for California businesses. But as small business owners continue to push forward through economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, several allies across the state are there to help—many anchored at California State University campuses in the form of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).

Cultivating Campus Community

For college students everywhere, building a new community of friends and colleagues is every bit as valuable as the learning and career opportunities college provides. But doing so during COVID-19 comes with its own set of unique challenges. How do you create the campus experience when social distancing is the new norm? To combat that loss, staff and student leaders across all CSU campuses have been working to create spaces, largely online, where students can effectively and safely connect and regain that sense of campus life.

Cal State Apply Deadline Extended to December 15

​​​​To better serve high school and community college students facing university admissions challenges caused by COVID-19, the California State University (CSU) will extend its fall 2021 priority application deadline to December 15, 2020. Students interested in attending any CSU campus can apply at the university’s application portal, Cal State Apply.

Reclaiming Summer Break

For some, summer is a welcome break in the academic cycle. For many CSU students, however, summer is the perfect time for career-enhancing internships, life-enhancing service opportunities or knowledge-expanding research projects. While this summer posed some COVID-19-related challenges, CSU students still found ways to reclaim summer break as an opportunity to learn and serve.
Meet some of the CSU students who used their summer to better themselves, their communities and their state.

CSU Receives Grant to Continue Residency Scholarship for Teachers in High-Need California Schools

​​​The California State University (CSU) received a $500,000 grant to continue its CSU Residency Year Service Scholarship Program. The scholarships will help to lessen student debt for aspiring teachers during these economically challenging times, aiding in the completion of their academic programs and improving new teacher retention. The CSU’s teacher preparation program is the largest in the state and among the largest in the nation, producing more than half of California’s new teachers.

Hallowed Halls

Part of the CSU’s mission is “to advance and extend knowledge, learning and culture, especially throughout California.” And, as a statewide institution, its campus museums, galleries and library collections have a unique ability to fulfill this mission by both preserving the state’s shared legacy and introducing the community to cultures, history and people from around the world.
Take a look at how a few of the CSU’s varied cultural institutions are doing that.

CSU Faculty Continue to Enhance Virtual Instruction

​​​On May 12, 2020, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White shared information that would shape higher education across the state: To safeguard the health and safety of the CSU’s 482,000 students, 53,000 employees and countless visitors, the great majority of instruction would be delivered virtually for the fall 2020 term. In preparation for vibrant virtual fall learning, faculty across the CSU’s 23 campuses are engaging in a variety of professional development programs to strengthen their online instruction skills and build a community of fellow faculty learners.