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Division of Student Affairs


Welcome to CSUSM!

Student Affairs is here to make your college experience educational, meaningful, and rewarding! We are part of your life here at CSUSM, whether we are helping you to register for classes, obtain financial aid, introducing you to campus resources, or sending you your diploma after commencement. We are here to support you academically and hope to provide you with a rich cultural experience. We are committed to ensuring that you develop and enhance the skills to be successful, be ready for your professional future, and to make positive contributions to the community.

We are here for you whether you choose to live on campus, commute from off campus, or join your fellow Cougars online. We fully believe in the importance of becoming involved and connected to the CSUSM community. It will enrich your college experience, provide opportunities for self-discovery, and help create bonds that will last a lifetime. We strive to provide engaging co-curricular programs and holistic support services, so take advantage of the rich student life opportunities and support services available on campus! Explore a list of all the Student Affairs Departments and check out other Student Resources offered by the campus.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

We want to hear from you!



Lorena Checa
Vice President of Student Affairs
Craven Hall, Suite 3600


Mission, Vision, Values


The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to promote access to higher education, foster lifelong learning, and prepare students to be active and positive contributors in a diverse global community.


CSUSM’s Division of Student Affairs will provide a high impact, student-centered educational experience to ensure that students become positive and socially just contributors in a rapidly changing world.


Respect: We value all members of our community and create an environment of care, respect, and empathy. We highly regard individuals and their contributions.

Integrity: Sincerity, trust, and honesty are the foundations of our work. Our actions reflect good judgment, are congruent with professional standards, and match our expressed commitments. 

Student-Centered: Students are central to our mission. We are committed to our students' well-being, holistic development, and learning.