The California State Student Association (CSSA) serves CSU students, advocates for student interests, and engages students in public higher education policy making.
CSSA is a non-profit student organization founded by student body presidents in 1959. Recognized by the CSU Trustees as the official voice of CSU students, CSSA has long advocated for student access to an affordable, high quality CSU education. CSSA student leaders work with the CSU Chancellor, CSU Trustees, Governor, and State Legislature to positively affect higher education policy in California.
Learn More: CSSA Website
CHESS is the only statewide conference planned specifically for CSU students.
Every year CHESS attracts student advocates from across the Golden State as well as university leaders, higher education policy experts, public officials and alumni.
Hosted by the California State Student Association (CSSA), CHESS encourages and empowers students to become agents of change; advocating for an accessible, affordable system of public, higher education.
Applications for the 2017 trip are closed. Please contact the ASI VP of Student and University Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The CSUSM Lobby Corp is an advocacy branch of ASI. It's comprised of Cal State San Marcos students who lobby at local, state, and federal levels as well as organize events centered around higher education issues.
We provide classes and training sessions that teach students how to actively participate in the legislative process. Students learn how to coordinate visits to their state representatives to ensure that they know where the students stand on issues of higher education.