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 Associated Students Incorporated, Campus Life, Housing & Residential Education, Retention, Outreach, & Inclusive Student Services, and Wellness & Athletics.
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 the “ASI entities.” Because of the significant outreach for which each of these organizations is responsible 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.
The Student Union serves to foster community and enhance student learning and development on the CI campus by providing exceptional services, supporting holistic programming, creating regular opportunities for staff development, and maintaining an environmentally responsible facility.
In 2006, CI students passed a referendum to fund the design, construction and operation of the Student Union, which 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 150
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 Rosa Village
Santa Rosa Village (SRV) opened in fall 2016 and is home to 585 freshmen. The facility is arranged in 15 communities and provides primarily double-occupancy rooms, shared restroom facilities, and a family room with kitchenette. The complex provides other community and service spaces including study rooms, a mail room, administrative offices, communal kitchen, laundry, and large communal living room.
Santa Cruz Village
Santa Cruz Village (SCV) opened in fall 2007 and is home to sophomores, some freshmen, and upper-division students. SCV offers two-bedroom, one-bathroom, furnished semi-suites generally shared by four 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 upper-division and graduate students and is comprised of 87 four-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments. These apartments offer single and double bedrooms and the apartments are shared by four 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 juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Home to the University bookstore and various eateries, the UGTC houses over 100 students in studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Studios accommodate one student, 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 a washer and dryer.
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 navigation bar at the top of the page. Once logged in, click on the “Student Housing” link under My Links on the left side of the page.
The housing application opens in March or April each year and the deadline to apply to ensure guaranteed housing for new students is in May; watch the HRE website and UVersity on Facebook for more specific information and deadlines.
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
The purpose of Campus Life is to provide intentional opportunities for students to transition into the CI community, engage in purposeful co-curricular experiences that support their development, and empower them to be contributing members of a diverse society.
Campus Life supports the educational mission of the University through the following co-curricular programs: Career Development Services, HLI Program, New Student Orientation, Transition Programs & Commuter Services, Student Conduct & Community Responsibility, Student Leadership Programs, Student Organizations & Involvement, 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 including workshop schedules and resources.
Career and Internship Fair
Career fairs provide a great opportunity for students to obtain leads for part-time/full-time employment, internships, summer employment, and informational interviewing. Career and internship fairs are scheduled during the spring and fall semesters and typically feature over 90 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 career/internship opportunities.
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 to real world application, 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 facilitates the Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo Institute for Workforce & Community Studies (HLI) Internship Program, 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. 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 employment/internship opportunities are available on Dolphin CareerLink accessible via the myCI student portal. Additionally, on-campus employment is a convenient way to meet financial needs while attending college and gain relevant work experience.
New Student, Orientation & Transition Programs
Bell Tower East, Room 1762
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, campus life, student support services, and co-curricular involvement opportunities. Attendance 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, Student Service Summit, and the Welcome Celebration.
Student Conduct & Community Responsibility
Bell Tower, Room 2565
The purpose of Student Conduct & Community Responsibility (SCCR) is to enforce the Student Conduct Code, hold students accountable to the standards of the University, and cultivate a culture of integrity at CI. SCCR provides a fair and equitable process by balancing the rights and responsibilities of the student and the campus community. Furthermore, SCCR fosters student development by creating educational opportunities that promote ethics, civility, and character. Finally, SCCR serves as a resource to members of the campus community to support student success and a safe learning environment.
Student Leadership Programs
Bell Tower East, Room 1762
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 lifelong learned process that can be achieved by every individual. This vision of leadership is accomplished through leadership training and development activities, and leadership recognition.
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. 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, please 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.
SLP offers leadership training through workshops, one-on-one advising, retreats, and seminars. Training topics include stress management and leadership, connecting leadership and career development, diversity, communication styles, and leading with emotional intelligence.
Student Organizations & Involvement
Bell Tower East, Room 1769
Student organizations 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 visit our online directory.
Student Engagement and Applied Leadership (SEAL) Center
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.
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 30 (Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty)
- Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)
- Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill)
- Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill - Transfer of Entitlement)
- Chapter 35 (Dependents Educational Assistance)
- Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill - Reservists)
- Chapter 1607 (Reserve Educational Assistance Program)
- California Veterans Fee Waiver Program (Dependents of Veterans with a Service-Connected Disability)
Retention, Outreach & Inclusive Student Services
Bell Tower, Room 2560
Retention, Outreach & Inclusive Student Services (ROI) creates and fosters an all-inclusive campus community that cultivates a respectful and welcoming environment for underrepresented, underserved, and undocumented student populations. ROI promotes academic and personal growth, through mentoring, multicultural and LGBTQA programs, and campus wide initiatives. Retention, Outreach & Inclusive Student Services instills a respect for diversity through our commitment to equity and justice. Retention, Outreach & Inclusive Student Services supports the educational mission of the University through the following co-curricular programs: Educational Opportunity Program, Intercultural Services, Promoting Achievement Through Hope Program, Student Support Services Program, Undocumented Student Services, and University Outreach.
Educational Opportunity Program
Educational Opportunity Program Center
Bell Tower, Room 1538
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at CSU Channel Islands provides college access to first-generation students whose educational and economic circumstances have limited their college opportunities. EOP aids in the success of students by providing a comprehensive program of active and targeted support aimed at increasing graduation rates and individual empowerment.
Multicultural Dream Center (MDC)
Bell Tower, Room 1471
The purpose of Intercultural Services is to educate the campus community, but more specifically students, on issues of diversity and equality, while advocating for those who are historically underrepresented, underserved and undocumented. Intercultural Services is committed to affirming and celebrating the unique heritage of our students through promoting awareness, understanding, and appreciation for all peoples and cultures.
Promoting Achievement Through Hope (PATH) Foster Youth Program
Bell Tower, Room 1701
The Promoting Achievement Through Hope (PATH) Program supports and empowers student who are foster youth, adopted, in guardianship or kinship care, and/or have experienced homelessness. PATH provides services aimed to meet the unique needs of displaced students to improve access, retention and graduation rates.
Student Support Services
Student Support Services Center
Bell Tower, Room 2705
Student Support Services (SSS) at California State University Channel Islands is a student-centered program that provides assistance to first-generation and income-qualified students as well as students with disabilities. SSS is federally funded to serve 165 students throughout the academic year. SSS aims to increase the retention and graduation rates of those students who are first-generation, low-income, and/or disabled. 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.
Undocumented Student Services
Multicultural Dream Center (MDC)
Bell Tower, Room 1471
Undocumented Student Services was established fall 2016 in the area of Retention, Outreach & Inclusive Student Services. Housed within the Multicultural Dream Center at CSU Channel Islands, Undocumented Student Services supports undocumented scholars in their pursuit of higher education. These services seek to provide caring, personalized resources and foster a supportive campus community dedicated to educational and personal success.
University Outreach Center
Bell Tower East, Room 1804
The University Outreach at CSU Channel Islands educates the community on the societal and personal benefits of higher education, strives to infuse a university-going culture in the community through intentional and engaging college-preparation workshops, and raises awareness on social justice and equality in education to underrepresented k-8th grade students, as well as CI students and staff. There are five initiatives within University Outreach including:
- 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.
Wellness & Athletics
CI is currently designing 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 in competition
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 & Psychological Services
Bell Tower East, Room 18657
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides short-term mental health services to assist students in achieving their academic, personal, social, and emotional pursuits. Our professional clinicians work with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Topics students discuss include relationship problems, academic concerns, anxiety, depression, body image, substance misuse, homesickness, suicidal thoughts, or any other kind of personal concerns.
If you or someone you know seems to need something that is not listed here, please contact CAPS so we can help provide the best resources and/or referrals. All of these services are covered by your Student Health Fee.
- Crisis intervention
- Individual therapy
- Couples counseling
- Group counseling
- 24/7 phone counseling
- Psychiatric consultation
- Consultation for faculty and staff
- Relaxation room with the famous Egg Chair
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 1867. 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.
Disability Resource Programs
Arroyo Hall, Second Floor
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 disabilities.
Reasonable accommodations and services are provided to students who choose to self-identify and are determined eligible 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 policies.
To be eligible to receive services, students must meet with a 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
- Real-time captioning
- Priority registration
- Campus and community resources
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 DRP office, Human Resources Programs, Information Technology labs, 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.
Student Health Services
Yuba Hall (Sage Hall parking lot)
Student Health Services (SHS) offers basic medical care to CI students:
- Diagnosis and treatment of acute illness/injury
- Ear, nose, throat, and respiratory care
- Family planning services including pap smears, STI screening, and birth control management
How much does it cost?
Basic medical care is covered by your Student Health Fee. Additional fees may be charged for augmented services in the community such as pharmacy, specialists, outside lab processing or x-rays.
Student Health Insurance
SHS does not provide health insurance. Students are strongly encouraged to have an insurance policy that covers services beyond basic care. For information on insurance policies that are available to students, visit SHS or search Wells Fargo Student Insurance, Covered California or Ventura County Health Care Agency.
Wellness Promotion & Education
Wellness Promotion & 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 https://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 (Toni DeBoni, AVP for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, at firstname.lastname@example.org). See Procedure for Student Complaints-Executive Order No. 1063 for details regarding the complaint requirements and complaint process: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/eo-1063.html. 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.