What is CSSA?

“It is the mission of the California State Student Association to maintain and enhance the accessibility of an affordable, quality education for the people of California.”

The California State Student Association provides a unified voice for over 430,000 students in the California State University system. The Association represents each of the system’s 23 campuses, which range in diversity from the northern California redwood campus of Humboldt State University to the southernmost campus of San Diego State University.

CSSA facilitates and coordinates communication among campus student associations to bring about unity by addressing campus and statewide issues affecting the students of the California State University system. CSSA is an officially-recognized governing entity representing students of the CSU system to the Governor, State Legislature, and the CSU Board of Trustees.

For more information visit: http://calstatestudents.org/Volunteer and Attend Events with CSSA

Want to get involved with CSSA? Find out about volunteer opportunities and the events that CSSA holds throughout the year to connect with students and the state to get out the word about higher education.

Sacramento State’s Role in CSSA

Sacramento State Students support CSSA’s work in advocating for CSU students through SIRF contributions. SIRF, or the Student Involvement and Representation Fee, is an optional Two Dollar attachment to Fall and Spring tuition, and it ensures that CSSA is empowered to advocate for greater consideration of student issues during our State Budget Season, among other things. CSSA holds monthly meetings to address issues affecting students on CSU Campuses, and Sacramento State sends voting representatives to every monthly CSSA meeting.

Interested in Attending CHESS (California Higher Education Student Summit)?

The California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) is an annual conference hosted by CSSA. The 2025 conference will be held on TBD at TBD. ASI encourages Sac State students to apply for a scholarship to attend at no cost by completing the application below. All applications for CHESS are due no later than TBD. 

Apply to attend the CHESS conference TBD

For more information on the conference go the CSSA website here

If you have any questions, please reach out to Associate Director, Harbir Atwal at h.atwal@csus.edu, 916-278-6784

More Information

CSSA Liaison Notes

Plenary Date Notes
July 8-9, 2023 July 2023
August 12-14, 2023 Position Vacant
September 9-10, 2023 Position Vacant
October 7-8, 2023 Position Vacant
November 4-5, 2023 November 2023
January 20-21, 2024 January 2024
February 17-18, 2024 February 2024
March 9-11, 2024 March 2024

April 6-7, 2024

April 2024

April 28, 2024

April 2024

May 4-5, 2024 May 2024

CSSA Representatives

Nataly Andrade-Dominguez, ASI President

Armando Perez, California State Student Association Liaison