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 2023 conference will be held on Sunday, March 5 at Sac State in the University Union. 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 February 10, 2023 at 11:59PM. 

Apply to attend the CHESS conference here. 

For more information on the conference go the CSSA website here

If you have any questions, please reach out to ASI Civic Engagement Coordinator  at asi-ogacec@csus.edu, 916-278-6784

More Information

CSSA Liaison Notes

Plenary Date Notes
July 8-9, 2023 July 2023
August 12-14, 2023  
September 9-10, 2023  
October 7-8, 2023  
November 4-5, 2023  
January 20-21, 2024  
February 17-18, 2024  
March 9-11, 2024  
April 6-7, 2024  
May 4-5, 2024  

CSSA Representatives

Nataly Andrade-Dominguez, ASI President

Vacant, California State Student Association Liaison