Organizations and Activities
The departments of Art, Music, and Theatre & Dance provide opportunities for the enrichment, engagement, and vitalization of the campus community. These programs are central to the educational mission of the University and present a variety of exhibitions and performances throughout the year that showcase the work of students, faculty, staff, and outside guests. Details are available from the departments or at: http://www.csueastbay.edu/arts.
See Cal State East Bay's University Calendar for current events.
Intercollegiate Athletics, Instructional, Intramural and Recreational Programs
Cal State East Bay sponsors intercollegiate athletic programs for both men and women through the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The university is a member of the NCAA in Division II. Teams compete in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The sports offered include basketball, soccer, cross country, outdoor track and golf for men and women, plus baseball, softball, women's swimming, women's volleyball and women's water polo.
The university encourages you to participate in some form of physical activity. In addition to the program of intercollegiate athletics, opportunities exist for you to participate in instructional, intramural, and recreational programs. The Department of Kinesiology offers for credit instructional programs in sports, games, and exercise. The Department of Recreation and Community Services offers instructional programs in outdoor activities. The Recreational Activities Program, sponsored by the Associated Students, provides competitive and recreational opportunities during fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters.
The university has two swimming pools, two racquetball courts, a martial arts facility, a basketball/multipurpose gymnasium, a dance studio, a soccer stadium, a track, a baseball diamond, a softball diamond, and a multipurpose practice field. Information regarding programs should be obtained from the Department of Kinesiology (885-3061). Groups interested in renting the facilities should see the Office of Facility Reservations and Rentals web site for more information. Student clubs or organizations interested in reserving facilities should contact the office of Student Life (885-3657).
The California State University is committed to providing equal opportunities to men and women CSU students in all campus programs, including intercollegiate athletics. Information concerning athletic opportunities available to male and female students and the financial resources and personnel that Cal State East Bay dedicates to the men's and women's teams may be obtained from the Athletic Director, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, TR 900, 885-3038.
More than 120 student clubs and organizations are active at Cal State East Bay. They encompass a broad range of interests, including academic, cultural, recreational, religious, special interest and Greek organizations (fraternities and sororities). These groups also offer important opportunities for personal growth and development, as well as valuable educational experiences beyond the traditional classroom setting. Student clubs and organizations sponsor many special events, including lectures, films, music, cultural programs, and social activities each quarter.
The Student Life and Leadership Programs staff provides support and consultation to student clubs and organizations in planning programs and events; fund raising, publicity and promotion; and developing service projects and cultural programs. The staff also assists students interested in forming new student organizations or participating in leadership development programs.
Fraternities and sororities actively contribute to campus life at Cal State East Bay. The Greek system includes five social sororities, six social fraternities, five cultural fraternities, six cultural sororities, two co-ed academic fraternities, and one co-ed community service fraternity. In addition to offering networking and social activities, fraternities and sororities encourage scholarship, leadership, community service, and affiliations that last a lifetime. Student Life and Leadership Programs provides support and assistance to individual chapters, as well as to the Greek governing councils.
Getting involved in student clubs and organizations is an excellent way to meet other students, connect and engage with the campus community, develop leadership skills, and pursue special interests. The university encourages students, faculty and staff to become active and involved in student clubs and organizations. More information is available from Student Life and Leadership Programs located in the University Union, Room 2011, 510-885-3657; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.csueastbay.edu/slife.
The Cal State East Bay Alumni Association was formed in 1961 to establish a lifelong connection with the University's alumni and encourage their active participation in university life. The Association hosts alumni events throughout the Bay Area and beyond, collaborates with University partners to support career programs for alumni, offers membership benefits, provides financial support for the university magazine and Alumni Scholarship, and honors distinguished alumni each year in multiple ways.
The Alumni Association plays an important role in representing and promoting the alumni of California State University, East Bay while supporting initiatives that strengthen the University and the Pioneer alumni network. The volunteer board of directors and staff of the Association work closely with the Office of University Advancement and the Office of the President to increase alumni involvement through volunteer, advisory and leadership roles; fundraising and personal financial support; advocacy; and participation in university events.
Alumni who wish to get involved should contact email@example.com or 510-885-2877. Follow the Alumni Association on the web, join the private LinkedIn group and become a fan on Facebook.
Leadership Development Programs
Student Life and Leadership Programs and the Division of Planning, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs offer students the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills through a variety of seminars, classes and conferences presented by campus and community leaders. Through these leadership programs, students gain the insight and skill to assume a leadership role on campus, in their career or in the community; build alliances with faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders; and enhance their future leadership potential.
Various leadership programs, depending on the student's class level and interest, are offered fall, winter, and spring quarters and are open to all Cal State East Bay students. For additional information, contact Student Life and Leadership Programs in the University Union, Room 2011, 510-885-3657; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.csueastbay.edu/slife.
Associated Students, Inc.
As a 501.3c non-profit auxiliary corporation of the CSU, the Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is the official voice of the students of CSU East Bay. The ASI represents and advocates on behalf of the interests, needs, and concerns of our diverse and dynamic student body, and provides students with the services and resources to supplement and support their college experience. Each Spring, elections are held to fill the Board of Directors which consists of 15 students representing all the colleges and executive offices.
Located in Suite 314 of the Original University Union, ASI Staff work with students to fulfill their organizational needs by providing special services to recognized student clubs and organizations.
ASI Presents produces a variety of special programs and events to meet the social, cultural and entertainment needs of the CSU East Bay community.
ASI's newest facility, the Recreation and Wellness Center, offers a full program in campus recreation, outdoor education, environmental education programs, fitness, and wellness program. Students are encouraged to participate in intramural recreation programs for fun and health.
The Associated Students, Inc. operates the University Union Program which features two University Union Facilities. Located within the University Union are food service operations along with our games room, lounge areas, study areas, and the Art Gallery. Also located within the facility is the Diversity Center (offering multicultural programs and social justice issues awareness), and the Office of Student Life and Leadership (oversees student clubs and organizations and offers the leadership program). Rooms are available to all students, faculty, and staff for meetings and events. Contact the Reservations Desk at 510.885.7245 to make arrangements.
The university newspaper, The Pioneer, is produced in the Department of Communication. Student involvement in production of The Pioneer includes writing, editing, graphics, photography and advertising. The Pioneer is also published on the Internet. For more information about The Pioneer, call The Pioneer office at 510-885-3175. For more information about the advertising agency which sells ads in The Pioneer, call the agency office at 510-885-3526.