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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Affairs


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
Telephone: 805-437-8536
Fax: 805-437-8549
VPSA website

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. (ASI)

Student Union
Telephone: 805-437-2622
Fax: 805-437-2793
ASI website

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).

ASI Entities

The three 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 CSUCI 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 CSUCI 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.

Student Union

Telephone: 805-437-2622
Fax: 805-437-2793

The Student Union serves to foster community and enhance student learning and development on the CSUCI campus by providing exceptional services, supporting holistic programming, creating regular opportunities for staff development, and maintaining an environmentally responsible facility. 

In 2006, CSUCI 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 (HRE)

Santa Cruz Village, Building E, Room 150
Telephone: 805-437-2733
HRE website

Living on campus puts you in the center of the CSUCI 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

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.

Apply Today!

Housing on campus is very limited, so early application is strongly encouraged. Returning students and new students who have been accepted to CSUCI and filed their Intent to Enroll are eligible to apply. Visit our main site 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 Housing

Off-campus listings of local apartments and rooms for rent are available online at Off Campus Housing 101.

Campus Life

Bell Tower, Room 2565
Telephone: 805-437-8512
Fax: 805-437-3211
Campus Life website

The purpose of Campus Life is to provide intentional opportunities for students to transition into the CSUCI 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 & Alumni Engagement (CDAE)

Bell Tower, Room 1548
Telephone: 805-437-3270
Fax: 805-437-8899
CDAE website

Guided by the philosophy that career development is a lifelong process of exploration and decision-making, CDAE delivers programs and student services designed to enrich the whole development of CSUCI 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. CDAE 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.

Career Counseling

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 CDAE 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 CDAE 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

CDAE offers assistance with graduate school application advising, online Graduate School Bound program, graduate school interviews, and personal statement review. CDAE collaborates closely with the Graduate Studies Center (GSC) to promote and prepare students for graduate school applications.

Internship Opportunities

Local employers frequently contact CDAE 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.

Student Employment

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. 

Leadership and Service Recognition

CDAE aims to recognize the leadership achievements of students and inspire others to find their way to make a difference on and off the campus. In addition, each spring semester we collaborate 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 Training

CDAE 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.

New Student Orientation (NSO) 

Bell Tower East, Room 1808
Telephone: 805-437-3160
Fax: 805-437-2084
NSO website

New Student Orientation (NSO) supports University recruitment and retention initiatives by coordinating events, activities, and services that integrate new students holistically (socially and academically) into the CSUCI community. 

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.

Student Conduct & Community Responsibility 

Bell Tower, Room 2565
Telephone: 805-437-8512
Fax: 805-437-3211
Student Conduct website

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 CSUCI. 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 Organizations & Involvement

Bell Tower East, Room 1808
Telephone: 805-437-3356
Fax: 805-437-3211
Clubs & Orgs website

Student Organizations

Student organizations design and implement programs, events and activities which support and enrich the goals of our 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 CSUCI 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.

Veterans Affairs Program

Veterans Resource Center
Bell Tower East, Room 1760
Telephone: 805-437-3524 or 805-437-FLAG
Fax: 805-437-2084
Veterans Affairs website

The Veterans Resource Center serves as the hub for all student veteran services at CSUCI 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 CSUCI:

  • Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill ® - Active Duty)
  • Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)
  • Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill ®l)
  • 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
Telephone: 805-437-3967
Fax: 805-437-3906
ROI website

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 1512
Telephone: 805-437-8939
Fax: 805-437-3684
EOP website

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. 

Intercultural Services

Multicultural Dream Center (MDC)
Bell Tower, Room 1530
Telephone: 805-437-8407
Fax: 805-437-3906
Intercultural Services website

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 1530
Telephone: 805-437-3923
Fax: 805-437-3211
PATH website

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.  

Dolphin Scholars

Student Support Services Center (SSS)
Bell Tower, Room 1512
Telephone: 805-437-3560
Fax: 805-437-3529
SSS website

Dolphin Scholars is a student success program at CSU Channel Islands designed to provide support for historically minoritized student populations. Our goal is to increase the retention and graduation rates of those students who are first-generation, low-income, and/or disabled. Our focus is to support the academic, leadership, and career development of students in our program throughout their time at CSUCI. Each Dolphin Scholar will be assigned to a pod with a dedicated Dolphin Scholar Peer Mentor and Success Coach to help students access the resources needed to reach their academic and personal goals. Students are required to apply to recieve services. 

Our services include:

  • Academic & Leadership Development Workshops
  • Assistance in Applying for Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Monthly Success Team Meetings
  • Referrals to Campus Services (i.e., tutoring, basic needs, health & wellness, etc.)
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Graduate School & Career Preparation
  • Cultural Enrichment Activites

Undocumented Student Services

Multicultural Dream Center (MDC)
Bell Tower, Room 1530
Telephone: 805-437-8407
Fax: 805-437-3906
Undocumented Student Services website 

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

University Outreach Center
Bell Tower, Room 1555
Telephone: 805-437-3155
Fax: 805-437-3211
University Outreach website

The University Outreach at CSU Channel Islands seeks to motivate and inform K-8th grade students the benefits of higher education and goal setting for a brighter future. Serving K-8th grade students of the Ventura County region, primarily from historically minoritized, low-income, communities with first-gen potential, University Outreach develops a university-going culture through distinct college readiness programs through the help of student volunteers known as the Leaders in Education Awareness Program (LEAP). 

Pathway to College

The Pathway to College campus visit program is hosted by CSUCI student volunteers and serves K-8th grade students at CSUCI 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

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 CSUCI 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.

CSUCI Rep Visit Program

CSUCI 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 Rep Visit Program, students are exposed to a “How to Get to College” presentation followed by a question and answer session.


Campus Recreation

Arroyo Hall
Telephone: 805-437-8902
Fax: 805-437-3808
Recreation website

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 1867
Telephone: 805-437-2088
Fax: 805-437-8258
CAPS website

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.

Available Services

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
  • Outreach
  • 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 Accomodations & Support Services

Arroyo Hall, Room 210
Telephone: 805-437-3331
Fax: 805-437-8529
(V/TTY): 805-437-3331
DASS website

CSUCI values student diversity and is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to all educational programs and events. Disability Accomodations and Support Services (DASS) 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 CSUCI policies. Please contactDisability Accomodations and Support Services or visit the DASS website 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 Accomodations and Support Services 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 DASS 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)
Telephone: 805-437-8828
Fax: 805-437-8829
SHS website

Student Health Services (SHS) offers basic medical care to CSUCI 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

Arroyo Hall, Room 115
Telephone: 805-437-3521
Fax: 805-437-8829
WPE website

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. Discover your potential through personal well-being! Wellness Promotion and Education (WPE) creates dynamic experiences with students to boost quality of life. Read more about WPE and the three dimensions of wellness.


Student Complaint Procedure (Complaints Regarding the CSU)

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:

  1. If your complaint concerns CSU’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards, you may present your complaint on the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) website. WASC is the agency that accredits the CSU’s academic program. If you believe that your complaint warrants further attention after you have exhausted all the steps outlined by WASC, you may file an appeal with the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs at the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
  2. If your complaint concerns an alleged violation by CSU of any law that prohibits discrimination, harassment or retaliation based on a protected status (such as age, disability, gender (or sex), gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity (including color, caste, or ancestry), religion or veteran or military status), you may present your complaint as described in Section XVI (Nondiscrimination Policy).
  3. If your complaint concerns an alleged violation by CSU of another state law, including laws prohibiting fraud and false advertising, you may present your complaint to the campus president or designee (Dr. Eboni Ford Turnbow, VP for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, at eboni.fordturnbow@csuci.edu). See Procedure for Student Complaints-Executive Order No. 1063 for details regarding the complaint requirements and complaint process.
  4. Other complaints regarding the CSU may be presented to the campus dean of students, who 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 university, or by WASC, you may file an appeal with the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs (or designee) at the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

This procedure should not be construed to limit any right that you may have to take legal action to resolve your complaint.