About University-Student Union at Cal State LA
The University-Student Union (U-SU) first opened its doors in 1976 and celebrated the grand opening of the current 91,000 square foot facility in 2009. Today’s Cal State Los Angeles University-Student Union serves over 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Thirty full-time staff and about 120 student assistants work together to ensure the U-SU offers outstanding programs and services for student scholars and the campus community. The Cal State LA University-Student Union is a non-profit auxiliary operating in close partnership with the University. Funding for the U-SU is generated primarily from student fees, which provide value through leadership and community building opportunities, cultural programs, and space to study and relax. The U-SU is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of elected students, faculty, and staff. With a focus on encouraging social, cultural, recreational, and educational programming for the University and the broader community, the U-SU hosts more than 3,000 programs and events each year. These range from programs sponsored by the U-SU, to programs hosted by student clubs and organizations, Univers...ity departments, and community groups. The U-SU supports the Center for Student Involvement, the Cross Cultural Centers (Asian Pacific Islander, Chicanix Latinx, Gender and Sexuality, and Pan African Student Resource Centers), Xtreme Fitness Center, the Pit games room, Graffix department, Conference Services, Operations, and Administration services. Also housed in the facility are the Associated Students Incorporated, Alumni Center, Computer center, banking, and food services.