Mission Statement

The First Year Experience program at CSULA develops academic and social elements that contribute to the University's commitment to student success. The program serves students by facilitating their transition to the expectations and responsibilities of a University campus; promoting the interconnection of learning outcomes of academic courses across disciplines; encouraging personal involvement in issues and events on a multiethnic campus; promoting participation in community services and programs; and shaping critical thinking for leadership roles in campus and community activities. The FYE program affirms the importance of shaping a University environment that fosters the significance of individual academic achievement balanced with the responsibility and duty to the campus and the community.