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Student Affairs

Welcome to CSUSM!

As Vice President of Student Affairs, and on behalf of our entire Division, I invite you to explore all that our campus has to offer, through these electronic pages as well as in person. We are part of your life here at CSUSM, whether we are helping you to register for classes or to obtain financial aid, introducing you to campus at Orientation 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 the skills to be a success, to graduate ready for your professional future and to assume your engaged role in society.

We are here for you whether you choose to live in the Quad, in the University Village Apartments, commute from San Diego or spread your wings globally. Our hope is that we inspire you to reach for your dreams and in the process, to seek out your fellow students, engage with your faculty and become immersed in your experience here at CSUSM. We fully believe in the importance of becoming involved and connected to the CSUSM community. It will enrich your college experience and help create bonds that will last a lifetime. We also encourage you to learn more about our Civility Campaign, we are so proud of the impact it has continued to have year after year on campus! 

We strive to provide engaging student programming and support services through Student Life & Leadership, the Black Student Center, the Veterans Center, the Latin@ Student Center, the LGBTQ Pride Center, Gender Equity Center, and Cross-Cultural Center. We encourage you to stop by the Career Center to beef up your resume, or use their database to look for a part-time job. We hope you take advantage of the help and guidance provided from one of our advisors, get involved in any one of our over 100 organizations, and attend a U–Hour event (12:00 - 1:00 PM). Where ever you turn, we are here for you!

The Student Affairs Office is located in Craven Hall, Suite 3600. If you have any questions, need assistance, or can’t find something you are seeking, contact us at 760-750-4056 or email us at

My team and I would love to hear from you.


Lorena Checa
Vice President, Student Affairs