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)?

Apply for the Registration Scholarship

The California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) is an annual conference hosted by CSSA in downtown Sacramento.  The conference will be held in downtown Sacramento all day on Sunday, March 8 from 8:30 am-8:30 PM with an optional day of Advocacy at the State Capitol on Monday, March 9. ASI will provide twenty scholarships for students to attend the CHESS conference this year. Applications for this sponsorship are available at the link below and are due no later than February 14, 2020.

Apply Now to Attend the CHESS Conference

More Information

CSSA Liaison Notes

Plenary Date Notes
September 16-17, 2017 CSU Fullerton
October 14-15, 2017 Cancelled
November 18-19, 2017 CSU San Luis Obispo
January 27-28, 2018 CSU Dominguez Hills
February 17-18, 2018 CSU Maritime
March 10-11, 2018 CSU Sacramento
April 7-8, 2018 CSU Long Beach
May 5-6, 2018 CSU San Francisco
September 22-23, 2018 CSU Chico
October 20-21, 2018 CSU Fresno

CSSA Representatives

Christian Miguel Landaverde, ASI President

Alyssa Lee, California State Student Association Liaison