What is CSSA?

“The Cal State Student Association (CSSA) as a student-led organization strives to improve the lives of California State University (CSU) students by advocating for student needs and engaging students in systemwide, state, and federal higher education policymaking.”

The California State Student Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan student lead organization.  CSSA is composed of all 23 Cal State Universities from all over the state since 1959. CSSA is recognized by California Legislators and by the California State University (CSU) Trustees as the official voice for 480,00 CSU students.

For more information and upcoming events please visit:  http://calstatestudents.org/


Recent success CSSA has made for students include college text book affordability, combating food insecurity, student participationg in the governance of the CSU system, advocating for more state funding for the CSU system, and more. If you are a student concerned about similar issues and advocate for access to an affordable and high-quality CSU education then find out about volunteer opportunities and CSSA events by emailing Yajaira Ortega at  asidirlegaffairs@csueastbay.edu.

Low Cost

$2 per semester or $4 per year is lower than any other CSU fee, yet among the CSU student population it will ensure a more stable statewide student body organization. The ability to anticipate revenues and engage in short and long-term program planning can dramatically improve the association’s effectiveness.


CSSA Plenary Meetings

Plenary Meetings
Dates Location
January 25 - 26, 2020 Cal State East Bay
February 15-16, 2020 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
March 7-9, 2020 CSU Sacremento
April 18-19, 2020 Cal Poly Pomona 
May 9-10, 2020  San Francisco State

Contact Us

CSSA Representatives