Private support is critical to the CSU’s success. This past year, our charitable gift commitments were the highest ever in CSU history. This support represents an essential investment in the future as we prepare the engineers, artists, healthcare workers, teachers, entrepreneurs and scientists of tomorrow. The impact of philanthropy at the CSU is both meaningful to the student who otherwise might not be able to attend the university and to the social and economic prosperity of California.
Auxiliary organizations are entrepreneurial and serviceoriented, providing a wide array of support services, programs and facilities that further the educational mission of the CSU. Approximately 90 self-supporting auxiliary organizations operate without State General Fund money and are organized on each campus as separate legal entities.
CSU auxiliary organizations fund many student co-curricular activities, administer research programs, fundraise, operate student unions, offer recreational programs, coordinate commercial enterprises and develop public-private partnerships on behalf of the university. For more information about CSU auxiliaries, visit