Placing students at the center of their educational experience, the Division of Student Affairs supports and enhances learning and development in and beyond the University community through quality co-curricular programs, services, activities, and facilities.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Bell Tower, Room 2560
The purpose of the Vice President’s office is to provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction to areas, programs, and personnel within the Division of Student Affairs, which includes Assessment & Strategic Operations, Associated Students Incorporated, Housing & Residential Education, Student Life, and Wellness & Athletics.
Assessment & Strategic Operations
The purpose of Assessment and Strategic Operations (ASO) is to provide centralized programs, support and resources to further the Division of Student Affairs vision and mission.
In collaboration with and on behalf of the Vice President for Student Affairs, ASO:
- provides support and resources for strategic planning, research, grant writing and associated initiatives;
- coordinates program assessment and evaluation for all units within the Division;
- tracks and reports budgets and expenditures;
- implements, coordinates and/or manages special projects;
- produces and distributes internal and external communication materials;
- hires, trains and provides staff development; and
- develops co-curricular education initiatives.
Associated Students Inc.
Associated Students Inc. (ASI) is a non-profit auxiliary which identifies and responds to major student initiatives, oversees the ASI and student body center fees, and funds the operation of the Student Union.
Various programs, services and the day-to-day functions of ASI and the Student Union are overseen by the ASI professional staff. All CI students pay both an associated student fee and a student body center fee as part of their registration.
ASI is governed by the ASI Board of Directors, which is comprised of nine students (one student appointed by each of the “ASI entities” (see below), four students elected by the student body, and one student appointed by the Student Government President) and five non-students appointed by the University President (three administrators, one faculty member and one member of the community).
The four organizations listed below have been designated by the ASI Board as being the “ASI entities.” Because of the significant outreach each of these organizations is responsible for and the critical role they play in engaging the CI student body, these organizations have been allotted one director position each on the ASI Board and office space in the Student Union.
- Student Government (SG) is comprised of elected student leaders including a president, vice president and senators. Student Government contributes input on University policies and processes, advocates for the CI student body, and recommends students to serve on University committees.
- The Student Programming Board (SPB) helps to engage students of CI through the implementation of social, educational and cultural programs.
- The CI View is the campus student newspaper which serves as a forum for discussion of issues occurring on campus, in the region, nationally and internationally.
- The Nautical yearbook provides the campus community with a historical publication highlighting the events, celebrations, changes, challenges and successes of the academic year.
In 2006, CI students passed a referendum to fund the design, construction and operation of the Student Union, which exists to foster community and enhance student learning and development on the CI campus. The Student Union includes a large programmable area for student events and live entertainment; a dining center including a coffee shop and grill; lounges for informal gatherings; a game room with high-definition TVs, pool tables and computer gaming systems; ASI offices for the ASI entities and professional staff; and meeting rooms for student organizations. The Student Union also includes the Tree House Courtyard for outdoor events and gatherings.
Housing & Residential Education
Santa Cruz Village, Building E, Room 160
Living on campus puts you in the center of the CI experience. Each Village offers a distinct living style and amenities which are made available to all residents regardless of the Village in which they live. In addition to some of the newest and best facilities available, we offer a complete program with activities and trained staff to support student success and full engagement in the CI educational experience. Additionally, all residents participate in the residential dining plan, which includes meals at Islands Café and the other eateries on campus.
Santa Cruz Village
Santa Cruz Village (SCV) opened in fall 2007 and is home to more than 600 freshmen. SCV offers two-bedroom, one-bathroom, furnished semi-suites shared by four to six students. SCV has excellent activity and co-curricular space such as a game room, an exercise room, ballet and art studios, sound resistant music practice rooms, and study, television and computer lounges. Each student room has cable TV and wireless Internet access.
Anacapa Village (AV) is home to over 500 sophomores, juniors, and seniors and is comprised of 87 four-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments. These apartments are shared by five to six students. Each apartment is fully furnished and includes living and dining room furniture. AV also offers a variety of common areas, including study rooms, computer labs, surf board storage, a built-in barbeque, an art room, and a swimming pool and hot tub.
University Glen Town Center
The University Glen Town Center (UGTC) is located in our adjacent housing community on the east end of campus and houses sophomores, juniors and seniors. Home to the University bookstore and various eateries, the UGTC houses over 125 students in studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Studios accommodate one to two students, one-bedroom apartments accommodate two students, and two-bedroom apartments accommodate three to four students. Amenities within each apartment include a full kitchen, one or two bathrooms and in-room washer and dryer.
Pickwick Park Apartments
Pickwick Park is our off-campus student housing facility, which houses about 80 upper-division students. These apartments are two-bedroom, one-bathroom suites shared by three to four residents. Each apartment features a full kitchen, mini washer and dryer, and free on-site and/or covered parking. First floor units have a patio and most second floor units have a balcony. The complex also features a pool and exercise room. Located in the center of Camarillo, transportation is readily available to campus or local shopping centers via the trolley, Vista bus, and Camarillo Area Transit.
Santa Rosa Village - Coming Soon!
To accommodate the increasing demand for on-campus student housing, Santa Rosa Village is being built at the intersection of Ventura Street and Santa Paula Street. A new 120,000 square-foot, four-story building is presently under construction and is scheduled to open in fall 2016. The building will house approximately 600 freshmen arranged in 40 student-community clusters and will provide primarily double-occupancy rooms, shared restroom facilities, and a family room with kitchenette. The complex will provide other support spaces including study rooms, mail room, administrative offices, communal kitchen, laundry, and large communal living room.
Housing on campus is very limited, so early application is strongly encouraged. Returning CI students and new students who have been accepted to CI and filed their Intent to Enroll are eligible to apply. Go to www.csuci.edu and click on the myCI link in the left navigation bar. Once logged in, click on the “Student Housing” link on the navigation bar on the right side of the page.
The housing application opens in March or April each year; watch the HRE website and Uversity on Facebook for more information.
The programs and services of Housing & Residential Education are governed by the California Code of Regulations, Title V: Education, Division 5: Board of Trustees of the California State University, Chapter 1: California State University, Sub Chapter 5: Administration, Articles 5 & 6: Housing and Meals.
Off-campus listings of local apartments and rooms for rent are available online at http://csuci.och101.com/.
Bell Tower, Room 2565
Student Life serves as a first point of contact for students seeking involvement opportunities on campus and provides proactive learning experiences aimed at preparing students to serve as effective leaders and members of diverse cultures and communities.
Student Life supports the educational mission of the University through the following co-curricular programs: Career Development Services, Disability Resource Programs, Educational Opportunity Program, Intercultural Services, New Student, Orientation & Transition Programs, Promoting Achievement Through Hope Program, Student Conduct and Community Responsibility, Student Leadership Programs, Student Support Services Program, University Outreach, and Veterans Affairs Program.
Career Development Services
Career Development Center
Bell Tower, Room 1548
Guided by the philosophy that career development is a lifelong process of exploration and decision-making, Career Development Services (CDS) delivers programs and student services designed to enrich the whole development of CI students. In collaboration with our employers, community and campus partners, we apply our career expertise to identify students’ passions and full potential in their journey toward career fulfillment. CDS fosters partnerships with employers, graduate schools and community organizations to contribute to the breadth and quality of our services. We aim to provide programs and services to help students integrate their academic experiences with lifelong learning and career opportunities through effective career exploration, planning, and preparation.
Career Development Center
The Career Development Center contains reference materials for students and employers. Students have access to computer workstations where online job searching is available. In addition to the center, many resources are available online for students to access at any time.
The purpose of career counseling is to guide students through the career planning process of self-assessment, occupational exploration, career decision making, identifying goals and developing a plan of action. Services available through CDS include weekly drop-in career counseling hours, one-on-one career counseling with a trained professional staff member, resume clinics, employer information tabling and interviewing, and workshops offered both online and in person. Please visit the CDS website for current drop-in counseling hours and workshop schedules and resources.
Career and Internship Fair
Career fairs provide a great opportunity for students to obtain leads and contacts for full- and part-time jobs, internships, summer employment, and informational interviewing. Career and internship fairs are scheduled during the spring semester, and typically feature over 80 local and regional organizations that are actively recruiting to fill internships, as well as part-time/full-time employment position openings. All students are encouraged to attend these fairs to gain information about regional employers and job and internship opportunities.
Graduate and Professional School Information Fair
The Graduate School Information Fair is a great opportunity for students to meet graduate school representatives and to explore options for a post-baccalaureate education as well as gain valuable information and insight from school representatives. Graduate and Professional School information fairs are held during the fall semester.
Graduate School Planning
CDS offers assistance with graduate school application advising, online Graduate School Bound program, graduate school interviews, and personal statement review. CDS collaborates closely with the Graduate Studies Center (GSC) to promote and prepare students for graduate school applications.
Local employers frequently contact CDS to recruit student interns. By integrating classroom theory into the work force, students acquire firsthand experience in a work environment related to their career interests. Internships are posted on Dolphin CareerLInk accessible via the myCI student portal.
CDS also partners with the Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo Institute for Workforce & Community Studies (HLI), which serves as a resource to students and the community, particularly for those interested in the study of community and workforce issues. The HLI’s program development includes a strong focus on internship programs and undergraduate research fellowships. The Institute works in partnership with internal and external organizations and programs to promote outreach and education to minority students, veterans, seniors, labor sector, and civic leadership. Up to 25 students are selected each semester to participate in the paid internship program. For more information please visit the HLI website.
On average, over 600 on- and off-campus employment/internship opportunities are available for viewing through the Dolphin CareerLink accessible via the myCI student portal. On-campus employment is a convenient way to meet financial needs while attending college and gain relevant work experience.
Disability Resource Programs
Educational Access Center
Bell Tower, Room 1541
CI values student diversity and is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to all educational programs and events. Disability Resource Programs 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 and are determined by 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, and CSU and CI policies. Please contact Disability Resource Programs or visit the website at http://www.csuci.edu/drp regarding required documentation and polices.
To be eligible to receive services, students must meet with the disabilities counselor for intake and disability verification. It is the responsibility of the student to contact Disability Resource Programs each semester for which they are 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
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, the Educational Access Center, Human Resources Programs, Information Technology lab rooms 1958 and 1972, the Broome Library, and the Learning Resource Center.
Note: If you are an employee of the University or a campus visitor with a disability requesting accessibility information, please contact Human Resources Programs at (805) 437-8490.
Educational Opportunity Program
Educational Opportunity Program Center
Bell Tower, Room 1538
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 appropriate tools to help them succeed in college and ultimately graduate from CI.
Multicultural and Women’s & Gender Student Center (MWGSC)
Bell Tower, Room 1506
The purpose of Intercultural Services is to educate students on issues of diversity and equality, advocate for under-represented groups on campus, affirm and celebrate the unique heritage of our students, promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation for all peoples and cultures, be a uniting force on campus, and foster an environment that is emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually safe and beneficial to all areas of student life and development.
The aim of Intercultural Services is 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, Orientation & Transition Programs
Bell Tower, Room 1541
New Student, Orientation & Transition Programs (NSOTP) supports University recruitment and retention initiatives by coordinating events, activities and services that integrate new students holistically (socially and academically) into the CI community. NSOTP consists of two programmatic elements: Island View Orientation and Transition Programs.
Island View Orientation
Island View Orientation prepares students for a successful transition to the University and is offered to incoming freshmen and transfer students prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters. This program informs students about academic requirements, campus expectations, student life, student support services, and co-curricular involvement opportunities. Freshman orientation assists students with the initial advising and registration process. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend Island View Orientation. Attendance for freshmen is required.
Transition Programs consists of a series of large and small scale events designed to assist with a student’s transition into the University. These events include block parties, the Ask Me Campaign, Be a Part from the Start, the Welcome Celebration, Student Service Summit, Transfer Connections, and Family Weekend.
Promoting Achievement Through Hope (PATH) Foster Youth Program
Bell Tower, Room 1701
The Promoting Achievement Through Hope (PATH) Program is a student support program that empowers foster youth through higher education. The program seeks to meet the unique needs of foster youth, and encourage them to become self-supporting, role models, successful professionals, and conscious community leaders. It is also designed to improve access, retention and graduation rates. Further, the purpose is to provide former foster youth with the tools necessary to succeed in college and ultimately graduate from CSU Channel Islands.
Student Conduct and Community Responsibility
Bell Tower, Room 2565
The purpose of Student Conduct and Community Responsibility (SCCR) is to uphold the standards of the University by holding students accountable to the Student Conduct Code. SCCR accomplishes this through addressing academic and behavioral concerns in an educational process designed to promote responsible citizenship. In addition, SCCR provides the campus community with educational opportunities that promote ethical behavior, civility and integrity.
Student Leadership Programs
Student Engagement and Applied Leadership (SEAL) Center
Bell Tower East, Room 1769
Student Leadership Programs (SLP) provides services and programs which facilitate student engagement, development, and learning experiences that prepare students to be effective, inclusive, and innovative leaders within their communities. Guided by the CI Leadership Definition, SLP believes that leadership is a learned process that can be achieved by any individual. This vision of leadership is accomplished through four main programmatic elements: the Student Engagement and Applied Leadership (SEAL) Center, student organizations, leadership training and development activities, and leadership recognition.
The SEAL Center is a location for aspiring and current student leaders to gain information about leadership opportunities and trainings on campus. Services offered in the SEAL Center include: one-on-one student advising on how to get involved on campus; one-on-one advising to student organization officers on leadership, registration, event planning, and related responsibilities; workshops and assistance in using CI Sync; and facilitating campus posting (flyers) for student organizations, faculty, and staff.
Student organizations must design and implement programs, events and activities which support and enrich the goals of CI’s educational mission. Involvement in organizations presents students with the opportunity to broaden their learning, obtain leadership and interpersonal skills, and develop a commitment to service. Student participation in student organizations attracts new students to our campus and integrates them into our CI culture and traditions. Student organizations strengthen campus-community relations, improve inter-institutional communication, and facilitate students’ acquisition of skills. To view the wide variety of student organizations on campus, please visit our online directory.
Leadership and Service Recognition
SLP aims to recognize the leadership achievements of students, and inspire others to find their way to make a difference on and off the CI campus. Monthly recognition of student organizations is highlighted in the external bulletin board of the SEAL Center, focusing on the service and educational impact of organization activities. In addition, each spring semester SLP collaborates with Associated Students, Inc. to host the Legacy Awards: A Celebration of Leadership, in which awards are presented to outstanding student leaders, student organizations, and advisors. To learn more about the Legacy Awards, plesae visit the ASI website.
Leadership Certification Program
SLP is currently in the process of developing a multi-phase leadership program based on the Leadership Identity Development Model and the Social Change Model that will provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest leadership potential. The first level of the program will include the current Back to Basics Leadership Retreat, which is designed to teach aspiring and current student leaders the significance of “going back to the basics” to understand self, leadership, team, professionalism, self-discipline, and etiquette. Back to Basics is held once per year, and is a 28-hour retreat that is free to students.
Student Support Services
Student Support Services Center
Bell Tower, Room 2705
Student Support Services program (SSS) is designed to assist participants with enhancing their academic skills, increase participants’ retention and graduation rates, and promote graduate and professional school programs. SSS provides services in the following areas to eligible students:
- Academic assistance
- Career and major development
- Graduate school information
- Cultural enrichment opportunities
- Student leadership opportunities
- Financial guidance
- Summer component
Student Support Services program (SSS) is a free, federally funded TRiO grant program at CI. Grant funds are received through the U.S. Department of Education.
University Outreach Center
Bell Tower East, Room 1804
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. There are five initiatives within University Outreach including:
- Pathway to College
- Leaders in Education Awareness Program (LEAP)
- COMM-Unity 101
- Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
- CI Rep Visit Program
Pathway to College
The Pathway to College campus visit program is hosted by CI student volunteers and serves K-8th grade students at CI every Friday during the academic year from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The four-hour program consists of a “How to Get to College” presentation, CI student panel and campus tour, and includes fun exercises to help students retain what they learn throughout the day.
Leaders in Education Awareness Program (LEAP)
Ten CI student volunteers are selected each semester to facilitate the Pathway to College campus visit program. The following points describe the mission of LEAP:
- To effectively communicate the public and private benefits of higher education to the constituents of Ventura County
- To educate students about social justice in education
- To train students on how to deliver an effective presentation geared toward K-8th grade students
- To become a student leader on the CI campus and a role model for the community
COMM-Unity 101 provides 6th-8th grade students with the opportunity to engage in a 30-minute classroom presentation about “How to Get to College” followed by a student panel. The unique aspect of this program is that each presentation is delivered by a team of CI students as their final project for their Communication 101 course. The topics covered include:
- The A-G College Entrance Requirements
- The Four Systems of Higher Education in California
- SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams
- FAFSA and Financial Aid
Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
The CSU and the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) have collaborated to provide local area parents the opportunity to learn how to support their child through his/her educational journey. PIQE provides a nine-week training program facilitated by trainers in five Ventura County schools each semester.
CI Rep Visit Program
CI Rep visits are conducted bi-weekly to elementary and middle schools in Ventura County in an effort to provide additional opportunities for outreach. During the CI Rep Visit Program, students are exposed to a “How to Get to College” presentation followed by a question and answer session.
Veterans Affairs Program
Veterans Resource Center
Bell Tower, Room 1518
The Veterans Resource Center serves as the hub for all student veteran services at CI and provides excellent support in assisting prospective and enrolled student veterans and dependents in transitioning to the campus community. The center’s collaborative approach connects veteran students to all campus support programs to ensure them successful progress towards completion of their degree, from their initial point of contact with the University through graduation and on to their career goals. The Veterans Resource Center offers eligible veterans, dependents or reservists assistance with applying for education benefits. The following educational benefits are available to veterans and dependents at CI:
- Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill)
- Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill - Transfer of Entitlement)
- Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty)
- Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)
- Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill - Reservists)
- Chapter 1607 (Reserve Educational Assistance Program)
- Chapter 35 (Dependents Educational Assistance)
- California Veterans Fee Waiver Program (Dependents of Veterans with a Service-Connected Disability)
Wellness & Athletics
CI is currently designing and implementing a broad-based competitive sports program that is based on sound educational and philosophical principles and practices, reflects CI’s Mission, and enhances the educational well-being and academic success of the participating scholar-athlete.
- To recruit, enroll, and graduate a scholar athlete
- To engage and embrace the “CI Way” in every way
- To add to the reputation and value of CI, both locally and nationally
- To live CI’s Mission in both the classroom as well as competition
Planning is underway to tentatively start limited varsity competition in the 2016-2017 academic year.
Campus Recreation provides physical, social and emotional wellness opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
Programming is provided in the following categories: Intramural Sports, Informal Recreation, Sports Clubs, Fitness, Waterfront, and Outdoor Adventures. Campus Recreation facilities include: the Recreation Center, Potrero Fields, North Fields, and the Channel Islands Boating Center (CIBC).
Counseling and Psychological Services
Bell Tower East, Room 1856
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides short-term mental health services to assist students in achieving their academic and personal pursuits.
Students meet one-on-one with a counselor to explore life experiences; feelings of unhappiness, stress, depression and/or anxiety; and to identify personal areas of academic progress.
Throughout the academic year, two or more students meet with a counselor in a supportive group setting. Group counseling can provide students with opportunities to learn more about themselves and to improve their relationships with others.
CAPS adheres to legal and professional standards of ethics and confidentiality. A student’s use of the service and all information shared by students with the counseling staff are held in confidence except in those incidences where clinicians are required by law or a court order to reveal particular information. Records of counseling sessions never become part of a student’s transcript or academic record.
If you have an urgent situation, please call CAPS at 805-437-2088 or stop by CAPS in Bell Tower East 1856. If you are on campus and need assistance after office hours or on weekends, please call the University Police at 805-437- 8444. When not on campus, call 9-1-1 or have a family member/friend take you to a local emergency room or urgent care clinic.
Student Health Services
Yuba Hall (Sage Hall parking lot)
Student Health Services promotes physical and emotional health. Emphasis is placed on the prevention of illness through education. All regularly enrolled students are offered basic health services and there is no charge to see a physician or other medical provider. Additional fees may be charged for immunizations, outside lab services, x-rays, etc. if needed. Health services available at the Student Health Center (SHC) are similar to those provided by your family physician including care for colds, cuts, sprains, infections and flu. Services are comprised of 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 Personal Counseling Services)
- Health education programs
Appointments are strongly encouraged whenever possible. Walk-ins are accepted if the schedule allows, however priority is given to previously scheduled appointments. Every attempt is made to provide same-day service to students with acute illnesses or urgent concerns.
Student Health Insurance
Students are strongly encouraged to have health insurance that covers services beyond the scope of what Student Health Services provides. Information on low cost insurance policies designed especially for students may be obtained from the Student Health Center.
Wellness Promotion and Education
Yuba Hall (Sage Hall parking lot)
Wellness Promotion and Education provides programs and services that emphasize, promote and support healthy life-style choices and positive decision making regarding physical, emotional, social, spiritual, financial, intellectual and environmental dimensions of wellness.
Student Complaint Procedure
The California State University takes very seriously complaints and concerns regarding the institution. If you have a complaint regarding the CSU, you may present your complaint as follows:
- If your complaint concerns CSU’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards, you may present your complaint to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) at http://www.wascsenior.org/comments. WASC is the agency that accredits the CSU’s academic program.
- If your complaint concerns an alleged violation by CSU of a state law, including laws prohibiting fraud and false advertising, you may present your claim to the campus president or designee (Dr. Damien Peña, AVP for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, at firstname.lastname@example.org). The president or designee will provide guidance on the appropriate campus process for addressing your particular issue.
If you believe that your complaint warrants further attention after you have exhausted all the steps outlined by the president or designee, or by WASC, you may file an appeal with the Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs at the CSU Chancellor’s Office. This procedure should not be construed to limit any right that you may have to take civil or criminal legal action to resolve your complaint.