The San Marcos University Corporation is an auxiliary organization of the California State University governed by the California Education Code section 89000 et. Seq. and the administrative regulations of the California State University as set forth in Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. Recognized as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation by the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board, the University Corporation is further governed by laws pertaining to non-profit organizations as well as CSUSM campus policies and regulations.
The University Corporation has a governing Board of Directors comprised of University Administration, CSUSM Academic Senate representation, a local community member, as well as students. All meetings are open to the public.